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Re: Core memory

At 3:11 PM 3/12/96, Timothy van der Linden wrote:
>> > Why doesn't the magnetic field in the ferrite core degrade? (I assume the
>> > ferrite has some resistance.)
>>Have you ever known other magnets to degrade?  Once magnetized, a
>>material won't demagnetize unless exposed to heat above its Curie point
>>or another sufficiently strong magnetic field.
>Oh, now I understand, you create a permanent magnetic field just like
>magnetic discs and tapes. (I though you created a current in the core) So in
>fact the cores don't need to be closed completely.

Yeah, but of you don't close them they fall of the wires.  ;)

It works but its an unbeleavably cumbersom system.



Kelly Starks                       Internet: kgstar@most.fw.hac.com
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