I would like to introduce a way of thinking, that may advance your thinking tremendously, if you have not already begun to adopt this idea.
A Potential, or a Voltage is a difference from one point to another.
When dealing with a Wire, we have an Insulated Conductor that has one Terminal at one Potential and another Terminal at a different Potential.
We measure these differences in Potentials on our Oscilloscopes:
All pretty simple so far!
Now, If we look at Harmonics, what do we see? We see what is termed Distortion. A very important word Distortion, because this is not actually a correct term for what is occurring!
Lets look at this waveform:
A rough analogy of occurrences and Interactions between waveforms. The Green waveform is showing what is termed as Distortion. Normally Distortion is something that is recommended to avoid. It is drummed into engineers minds all through their training, textbooks and lecturers repeat this continually, its almost like a type of brain washing. Repetitive Suggestion.
We must stop and ask ourselves what's really occurring? What is truly occurring?
What is occurring is Superposition of Potentials in Time.
We have covered Superposition many times, so at this stage the penny will drop!
We have a Voltage that is "Generated" that is in the reverse direction, so on the Green line, we have a Dip, at the peak, this is directly related to the Purple trace, which has a phase that is approximately 180 Degrees out of phase to the Green line. So if we were to take a simple 1 + -1 equation then we loose amplitude at this particular point in time.
We have Harmonics, ONLY because we have "Generated" Potentials, and thus Currents must flow, in a direction that can be subtractive to our Source! This is critical to see.
"Generated" Potentials, which can be additive or subtractive depending on the Harmonic we are looking at:
An example of harmonics, were we can see relationships. For example, 1/2 is directly in the middle of the first waveform, called the Fundamental normally.
Why does the Wave on the beach Slap so hard into the Incoming wave? Because there is a relationship to the Fundamental that "Creates" a larger Fundamental, remember Tom Bearden's video?
What did he say: "A larger Fundamental" so how does our wave Relationship work?
Two wave forms in, to make a larger Fundamental, well, again, we have seen this, on the beach:
The Timing is the Relationship, the Wave are the Actions, together, they can create a larger Fundamental!
So, by using Delayed Conduction, we introduce our Second Wave Form, this is the Timing part, where the Delay in Conduction creates a Second, not normally present, which is considered to be a Harmonic, and engineers are told to avoid, Waveform that does the very same Slapping together with the First Waveform, creating the larger Fundamental.
The entire Machine is Non-Linear!
The Coils and the Timing of them are Non-Linear!
The Switch to create the Delayed Conduction is Non-Linear.
The Load is Linear, as a load can be.
So, I ask you to think on this! Its important! Its the Actions in the Machine, we are creating a Non-Linear operating Machine. There is no Magic, its simple, its just a case of following the very simple rules I have laid out, I have taken a long time to learn this and to lay it out in a way I hope others can understand.