Chapter 11

First-Order RC Circuits

CHAPTER OBJECTIVES
  • Impulse,Step and Ramp Response of First-Order RC Circuits
  • Series RC Circuit with Real Exponential Input
  • Zero-State Response of Parallel RC Circuit for Sinusoidal Input
  • The Use of Frequency Response and Linear Distortion
  • First-Order RC Circuits as Averaging Circuits
  • Capacitor as a Signal Coupling and Signal Bypassing Element
INTRODUCTION

A circuit containing a single linear time-invariant capacitor and a linear time-invariant resistor, excited by a voltage source in series or a current source in parallel, will constitute a first-order LTI circuit. We have studied a first-order circuit – namely, the RL Circuit – in great detail and used it to bring out all the important concepts in the ...

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