Im trying to understand exactly how a signal from a coaxial cable is interpreted. From my understanding based on disscussing with class mates and a couple of hours in a school laboratory my best guess is:
The cable working as a capasitor loads up to a degree where the change in voltage can be interpeted as a bit (0 or 1), alternating in a pattern that then gets interpeted by a reciever as data.
Also about the RC constant in a coax, is it correct that if I have a low RC, it would take a shorter time to put/remove a load on the cable, thus increasing the bitrate?
Im not studying electronics specifically, its just a part of a basic physics course im taking.
Thanks in advance!