Quoting captbrian <[email protected]>:
I cannot think why there
should be a connection between a curve of statistical random distribution
and a modulation curve for least harmonic production...but then Maths was
never a natural gift...I found it hard work...
In optics the holy grail is often getting the system to maintain or produce a
gaussian profile... If the profile is non-gaussian all kinds of problems can
develop from not being able to find the center of the beam to inaccuratly
locating the beam because of the distorted profile(that's what I do for a day
job :) I would imagine the use of the term here is a simularity in the
concept applied to a lower frequency electrical system as a guassian like
profile would have smoother 'edges.' But the skinny is that gaussian curves
show up in areas where you'd least expect them...