unbalanced line


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unbalanced line

[¦ən′bal·ənst ′līn]
(electricity)
A transmission line in which the voltages on the two conductors are not equal with respect to ground; a coaxial line is an example.

unbalanced line

A cable design that uses different wire types for the signal and ground. Coaxial cable is an unbalanced line, because the signal wire is a small solid wire, and the ground wire is a braided metal that wraps around the inner wire and insulation. The commonly used RCA cables for audio and video are unbalanced coax (see RCA connector). Contrast with balanced line. See balun.
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In the unbalanced line, the first station is the bottleneck, its process time is 5h, and 1h regarding the rest of them.
It means that the maximal deterioration of TH is twice as high in balanced lines as in unbalanced lines, and the maximum of CT deterioration is three times as high.
With barely a dozen players out for the team, including inexperienced exchange students, first-year coach John Luther has introduced the single-wing offense, with an unbalanced line and no true QB, and plans to run, run and run some more.
The Wing Bone offense offers a unique combination of wishbone and Wing-T philosophy, with an unbalanced line that strengthens the offense and provides the deception and counterattack effect needed to balance out an option-type attack.
The unbalanced line and slid-over backfield facilitate the trap blocks by the strongside guard and tackle, and aid the attack vs the weak side.
Similar to the single-wing offense of yesteryear, Miami moved the quarterback to flanker, shifted both tackles to one side to create an unbalanced line and had running back Ronnie Brown take a direct snap from center.
The unbalanced line isn't a staple, and sometimes they take the quarterback - in this case, Chad Henne - off the field, replacing him with another blocker type or rookie quarterback Pat White, who is a threat to run or throw.
The presence of an unbalanced line and two eligible receivers on the LOS make the adjustment to the motion too much for many defenses to handle.
They'll give you some unbalanced lines and several different formations out of the I-set.''
Impedances [Z.sub.bal] and [Z.sub.unbal] are the characteristic impedances of the balanced and unbalanced lines forming the balun, respectively.
Some research has indicated under specific conditions unbalanced lines may out-produce balanced lines[2,3].
"Those kinds of offenses - the empty formations, the unbalanced lines, the Wildcats, things like that - teams that have them, sometimes you can get a little bit of it, sometimes you can get a lot of it," Belichick said.