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Not surprisingly, the behavior of an electric circuit depends on the behaviors of the individual circuit elements that comprise the circuit. Of course, different types of circuit elements behave differently. The equations that describe the behaviors of the various types of circuit elements are called the constitutive equations. Frequently, the constitutive equations describe a relationship between the current and voltage of the element. Ohm's law is a well-known example of a constitutive equation.
In this chapter, we will investigate the behavior of several common types of circuit element:
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Engineers use models to represent the elements of an electric ...