[time-nuts] Q/noise of Earth as an oscillator

Bob Camp kb8tq at n1k.org
Sun Jul 31 21:00:51 EDT 2016


> On Jul 31, 2016, at 8:19 PM, Hal Murray <hmurray at megapathdsl.net> wrote:
> time at radio.sent.com said:
>> So loss effects frequency in one situation and amplitude in the other. How
>> can Q relate to both situations? 
> It's energy loss in both cases.
> Is there a term other than Q that is used to describe the rate of energy loss 
> for things that aren't oscillators?

ummm…. Q is the general term of rate of energy loss and we just happen to apply 
it to oscillators in a very elegant fashion….


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