May 1959 Electronics World
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Electronics World, published May 1959
- December 1971. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.
Reactance charts were a dime
a dozen (free, actually) and appeared as regular features in electronics magazines
in the days before smartphone apps provided ready access to reactance versus frequency
calculations. This one was in the May 1959 issue of Electronics World.
Calculators are nice and indispensible in design work, but sometimes having "the
big picture" of how various values of inductance and capacitance "react" with changes
in applied frequency is often useful - especially if you are a newcomer to electronics.
To paraphrase a popular saying, "A reactance chart is worth a thousand calculators."
Reactance Chart for Capacitance and Inductance
Posted July 1, 2019