My question is about bridge rectifiers in power electronics. I guess the jargons are too vague, so i quote the exact definitions from my book which i don't understand at all:
m represents the commutation number. This is the number of commutations per period in a group commutating cells.For the Graetze bridge, m = 3 for both left and right diodes. In most cases, the commutation number equals the number of phases.
and here is the definition of pulse number:
The pulse number is the total number of non- simultaneous commutations per period.5 For the three-phase bridge, p = 6 as the commutations of the upper and lower diodes are not coincident. In general, for a bridge rectifier with m odd, p = 2m. For a bridge with m even, p = m holds