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Unformatted text preview: is known as the load‐line equation which depends on the Thevenin voltage and Thevenin resistance. The actual values of current and voltage for the device will be the point of intersection between the load line and the i‐v characteristics of the nonlinear device. This is known as graphical‐
analysis method and is useful when the device characteristic is highly nonlinear and no analytical formula is available. 58 EE1002 Introduction to Circuits and Systems ix
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Rt vx Fig. Graphical (load‐line) analysis 59 EE1002 Introduction to Circuits and Systems Energy storage elements: Inductance and Capacitance Resistors convert electrical energy into heat and/or light. Whenever current flows through a resistor, electrical energy is dissipated in it (converted to other form of energy). Unlike resistors, capacitors and inductors can receive, store and return back electrical energy. Capacitance is associated with energy stored in electric field (charge at rest – more appropriately charge separation) and inductance is associated with energy stored in ma...
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