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Applications of Differential Equations

Electric Circuits

Exercises to Work by Yourself

Exercise A

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The picture you produced with the new, higher resistance should have been:


Note: This time we observe no oscillation in the graph, just a current surge followed by rapid decay. Can you see where the terms underdamped, and overdamped come from? The size of the resistance in comparison to inductance and capacitance determines which of these cases we fall into.

Time for another exercise...

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ODE Laboratories: A Sabbatical Project by Christopher A. Barker

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