The Complete Response of RL and RC Circuits
IN THIS CHAPTER
8.2 First-Order Circuits
8.3 The Response of a First-Order Circuit to a Constant Input
8.4 Sequential Switching
8.5 Stability of First-Order Circuits
8.6 The Unit Step Source
8.7 The Response of a First-Order Circuit to Nonconstant Source
8.8 Differential Operators
8.9 Using PSpice to Analyze First-Order Circuits
8.10 How Can We Check … ?
8.11 DESIGN EXAMPLE—A Computer and Printer
In this chapter, we consider the response of RL and RC circuits to abrupt changes. The abrupt change might be a change to the circuit, as when a switch opens or closes. Alternately, the abrupt change might be a change to the input to the circuit, as when the voltage of a voltage source is a discontinuous function of time.
RL and RC circuits are called first-order circuits. In this chapter, we will do the following:
- Develop vocabulary that will help us talk about the response of a first-order circuit.
- Analyze first-order circuits with inputs that are constant after some particular time, t0.
- Introduce the notion of a stable circuit and use it to identify stable first-order circuits.
- Analyze first-order circuits that experience more than one abrupt change.
- Introduce the step function and use it to determine the step response of a first-order circuit. ...