The Bent Pin Problem—III: Number Theory Methods
Modern aerospace connectors can have hundreds of pins. When the male and female halves of such connectors are joined, a bent pin event can occur that involves multiple pins. Many short circuit paths are possible, and the enumeration of such paths is an essential step in determining the short circuit probability between any two pins. In this chapter, the third about bent pins, the enumeration of “simple” short circuit paths (without loops or switchbacks) between any two pins, and of any length, is described.
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