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The ratio of power radiated in a particular direction to the total input power of antenna is called as _____

(a) Directive gain

(b) Power gain

(c) Directivity

(d) Partial directivity

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Correct choice is (b) Power gain

To explain I would say: The ratio of power radiated in a particular direction to the actual power input to antenna is called Power gain. \(G_p=\frac{P_{d(\theta,\emptyset)}}{P_{in}}\). Directive gain is the ratio of power radiated in desired direction to the average power radiated from the antenna. Partial directivity is the part of radiation intensity in a particular polarization to radiation intensity in all directions.

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