ERIC Number: ED026241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1965
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Transient Response of a Second Order System Using State Variables.
LePage, Wilbur R.
This programed booklet is designed for the engineering student who is familiar with the techniques of integral calculus and electrical networks. The booklet teaches how to determine the current and voltages across a resistor, inductor, and capacitor after the switch in a network has been closed. This is a classical problem in engineering, the solution of which is obtained in the classical sense by first determining the current and then obtaining voltages from three well known relations. The classical approach has two significant limitations--(1) it does not emphasize physical principles and (2) it does not readily lend itself to extension to nonlinear cases. For these reasons, this booklet presents a more modern approach where the solution is obtained simultaneously for the current and voltage across the capacitor. (RP)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Dept. of Electrical Engineering.