Linear and Nonlinear Circuits: Basic and Advanced Concepts

Volume 2

  • Mauro Parodi
  • Marco Storace

Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 620)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Components with Memory and First-Order Dynamical Circuits

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mauro Parodi, Marco Storace
      Pages 91-139
  3. Second- and Higher-Order Dynamical Circuits

  4. Analysis of Periodic Solutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 319-319
    2. Mauro Parodi, Marco Storace
      Pages 401-473
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 475-515

About this book


This book provides readers with the necessary background information and advanced concepts in the field of circuits, at the crossroads between physics, mathematics and system theory. It covers various engineering subfields, such as electrical devices and circuits, and their electronic counterparts. Based on the idea that a modern university course should provide students with conceptual tools to understand the behavior of both linear and nonlinear circuits, to approach current problems posed by new, cutting-edge devices and to address future developments and challenges, the book places equal emphasis on linear and nonlinear, two‐terminal and multi‐terminal, as well as active and passive circuit components. 

This second volume focuses on dynamical circuits, which are characterized by time evolution and by the concept of state. The content is divided into a set of introductory and a set of advanced‐level topics, mirroring the approach used in the previously published volume. Whenever possible, circuits are compared to physical systems of different natures (e.g. mechanical or biological) that exhibit the same dynamical behavior. The book also features a wealth of examples and numerous solved problems. Further topics, such as a more general framing of linear and nonlinear components, will be discussed in volume 3.


Admittance/impedance Bifurcations in nonlinear circuits Coupled inductors DC/AC steady-state Equilibrium point Floquet multipliers Forced response Free response Limit cycle Linear/nonlinear dynamics Lyapunov experiments Memory components Oscillators Phasors Poincaré section Poincaré maps Power factor State equations Transfer functions Analysis of circuit stability

Authors and affiliations

  • Mauro Parodi
    • 1
  • Marco Storace
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electric, Electronic, Telecommunications Engineering and Naval Architecture (DITEN)University of GenoaGenoaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Electric, Electronic, Telecommunications Engineering and Naval Architecture (DITEN)University of GenoaGenoaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-35043-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-35044-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1876-1100
  • Series Online ISSN 1876-1119
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