so if he is using a wave then the reason for gating would make sense...... i am seeing it as a 5 thousand cycles a second meanin one positive pulse and one negative pulse....(a cycle)......super imposing a half hertz gating signal will then create a 2500 UNIPOLAR pulses with a 50% duty cycle since the gating switches off on the negative half of the cycle....he uses the word discrete which means seperate so 2,500 seperate pulses.......interesting.

any comments on this electrojolt?

-----> Well, by using a .5 Hz Gating on a 5Khz pulsing, that means the circuit will be pulsing 5Khz for 1 second, and during that one second, there will be 2500 On pulses.

alright so let me clear this up here.....so there are 5,000 cycles a second but the gating is half a cycle a second (let's say the negative half of the cycle) so there will be then 2,500 cycles in between every half cycle of nothing.

so then if meyers is using pulses as input then there are 2,500 on pulses with 50 percent duty cycle for half of the cycle and the other half of the cycle is off.

sooo: _________2500 with 50% duty cycle_________2500 50% duty cycle_________2500 50% duty cycle

and the above image would be 3 full cycles.

and that is what is going into the primary....and that IS the gated cycle......i kept confusing myself with visualizing hertz although it is kilohertz.

so my drawing is terribly confusing seeing that i simplfied it down to 3 hertz when in reality there are 15,000 cycles going on in that drawing.