I have a doubt regarding a thought experiment I am conducting since I lack access to proper grounding at both my workplace and my house.
The experiment involves the following setup: I intend to connect one terminal of a battery powered oscilloscope to the phase and the other terminal to the ground. My main query is whether I will observe a sine wave in this configuration. If not, I am curious to know what waveform I would encounter.
The schematic would look something like this:
My reason for posting this question is that I assume the earth wire to be neutral but possesses some additional resistance due to the properties of the earth. Could anyone confirm if my assumption is accurate?
Any insights or explanations would be appreciated. Thank you for your time and assistance.
NOTE: The original question was using a mains powered oscilloscope, but now I updated the question using a Battery powered oscilloscope to avoid the accidents that may cause due to internal short of earth wire to the ground of probe.