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The velocity factor (VF), also called wave propagation speed or velocity of propagation (VoP or v_\mathrm), of a transmission medium is the ratio of the speed at which a wavefront (of an acoustic signal, for example, or an electromagnetic signal, a radio signal, a light pulse in a fibre channel or a change of the electrical voltage on a copper wire) passes through the medium, to the speed of light in a vacuum. [1]

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The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the largest membership association of amateur radio enthusiasts in the USA.

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Capacitance is the ability of a body to store an electrical charge.

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Category 5 cable, commonly referred to as cat 5, is a twisted pair cable for carrying signals.

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Coaxial cable, or coax (pronounced), is a type of cable that has an inner conductor surrounded by a tubular insulating layer, surrounded by a tubular conducting shield.

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A computer network or data network is a telecommunications network which allows computers to exchange data.

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Copper has been used in electric wiring since the invention of the electromagnet and the telegraph in the 1820s.

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The farad (symbol: F) is the SI derived unit of electrical capacitance, the ability of a body to store an electrical charge.

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The henry (symbol H) is the unit of electrical inductance in the International System of Units.

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In electromagnetism and electronics, inductance is the property of an electrical conductor by which a change in current flowing through it induces an electromotive force in both the conductor itselfSears and Zemansky 1964:743 and in any nearby conductors by mutual inductance.

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Metre per second (U.S. spelling: meter per second) is an SI derived unit of both speed (scalar) and velocity (vector quantity which specifies both magnitude and a specific direction), defined by distance in metres divided by time in seconds.

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In mathematics, a multiplicative inverse or reciprocal for a number x, denoted by 1/x or x−1, is a number which when multiplied by x yields the multiplicative identity, 1.

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A nanosecond (ns) is an SI unit of time equal to one billionth of a second (10 or 1/1,000,000,000 s).

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Plenum cable is cable that is laid in the plenum spaces of buildings.

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Propagation delay is a technical term that can have a different meaning depending on the context.

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Radio is the radiation (wireless transmission) of electromagnetic energy through space.

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In optics the refractive index or index of refraction n of an optical medium is a dimensionless number that describes how light, or any other radiation, propagates through that medium.

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The relative permittivity of a material is its dielectric permittivity expressed as a ratio relative to the permittivity of vacuum.

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The signal velocity is the speed at which a wave carries information.

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The word electricity refers generally to the movement of electrons (or other charge carriers) through a conductor in the presence of potential and an electric field.

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The speed of light in vacuum, commonly denoted, is a universal physical constant important in many areas of physics.

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The speed of sound is the distance travelled per unit time by a sound wave propagating through an elastic medium.

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In mathematics, a square root of a number a is a number y such that, in other words, a number y whose square (the result of multiplying the number by itself, or) is a. For example, 4 and −4 are square roots of 16 because.

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The telegrapher's equations (or just telegraph equations) are a pair of coupled, linear differential equations that describe the voltage and current on an electrical transmission line with distance and time.

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In communications and electronic engineering, a transmission line is a specialized cable or other structure designed to carry alternating current of radio frequency, that is, currents with a frequency high enough that their wave nature must be taken into account.

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A transmission medium is a material substance (solid, liquid, gas, or plasma) that can propagate energy waves.

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Twin-lead cable is a two-conductor flat cable used as a transmission line to carry radio frequency (RF) signals.

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Vacuum is space void of matter.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velocity_factor

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