form factor

- For a
__periodic quantity__such as__AC__, the ratio of the RMS value to the half-period average value. The form factor for a__pure sine wave__is approximately 1.111. - A function which takes into account the ratio of the diameter to length of a coil when computing its
__inductance__. Also called__shape factor__(3). - In computers, the
__size__and shape of a given__component__, such as a__circuit board__or disk drive.

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