One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A line used to represent a complex electrical quantity as a vector.
- ‘This paper presents a technique for measuring object-vibration phasors of higher amplitudes in phase-modulated holographic interferometry.’
- ‘A phasor is simply the complex representation of the rms magnitude X and the time difference [phi] (expressed in radians).’
- ‘Phasors are a very useful technique for conceptualizing sinusoidally oscillating electrical quantities.’
1940s: from phase, on the pattern of vector.
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