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## Homework Statement

Can someone tell me how the (square root of three) factor is derived in a three phase generator?

## Homework Equations

## The Attempt at a Solution

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Can someone tell me how the (square root of three) factor is derived in a three phase generator?

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Can someone show me the derivation?

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## Homework Statement

Can someone tell me how the (square root of three) factor is derived in a three phase generator?

## Homework Equations

## The Attempt at a Solution

If you draw the three equally spaced voltage phases like in this diagram:

http://images.google.com/imgres?img...N&rlz=1T4GGLL_enUS301US302&ndsp=18&tbs=isch:1

You can see the they form equilateral triangles. What is the ratio of side lengths in a right triangle that bisects an equilateral triangle?

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