Phasor vs Phaser - What's the difference?

phasor | phaser |


As nouns the difference between phasor and phaser

is that phasor is (mathematics) a representation of a complex number in terms of a complex exponential while phaser is (music) an electronic device that produces special effects on the sound produced by an electric guitar etc.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

phasor

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (mathematics) A representation of a complex number in terms of a complex exponential.
  • (sciences) and (engineering) A plotted line whose length and angle represent the amplitude and phase, respectively, of a sinusoidally varying quantity such as an alternating current.
  • References

    * Mathworld

    phaser

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (music) An electronic device that produces special effects on the sound produced by an electric guitar etc.
  • (science fiction) Fictional energy weapon, with multiple settings for degree of intensity, from the television series Star Trek (1966–69).
  • *{{quote-video
  • , year = 1966 , people = (writer) , date = September 8 , series = , title = , season = 1 , number = 1 , passage = Captain James Kirk: "Set your phaser on one quarter. I'll leave mine on stun." }}
  • *{{quote-magazine
  • , year = 1995 , magazine = , date = July , page = 21 , passage = His oddly reserved nature stands out [...]. Whyte sets his phaser on stun, not kill. }}
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  • *{{quote-book
  • , year = 2004 , title = Hertiage Signature Auction
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  • , page = 185 , passage = Giolitti's Gold Key art is widely admired, [...] and this is a terrific opportunity to pick up a page—set your phasers on bid. }}
  • *{{quote-book
  • , year = 2009 , title = China Lake , first = Meg , last = Gardiner , authorlink = Meg Gardiner , isbn = 9780451224552 , passage = I said, "Set phasers on be-a-bastard." }}

    See also

    (science fiction energy weapon) * beam cannon / beam weapon * blaster / blaster cannon / blaster gun / blaster pistol / blaster rifle * death ray / death ray projector * laser / laser cannon / laser gun / laser pistol / laser rifle / laser weapon * particle cannon / particle gun / particle rifle / particle weapon * ray gun

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