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ERIC Number: EJ817669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Surprises of the Transformer as a Coupled Oscillator System
Silva, J. P.; Silvestre, A. J.
European Journal of Physics, v29 n3 p413-420 May 2008
We study a system of two RLC oscillators coupled through a variable mutual inductance. The system is interesting because it exhibits some peculiar features of coupled oscillators: (i) there are two natural frequencies; (ii) in general, the resonant frequencies do not coincide with the natural frequencies; (iii) the resonant frequencies of both oscillators differ; (iv) for certain choices of parameters, there is only one resonant frequency, instead of the two expected. (Contains 4 figures and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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