Electronics/Expanded Edition Resonance

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Simple resonant circuit, description.

Amplification, Q, form factorsEdit


Ideal FiltersEdit

(Discussion of how ideal filters provide the signal until the break frequency/cies and then provide total attenuation. That is they look like a   for low pass filter, where u(w) is the unit step function or Heaviside function. That is they have infinite drop off at the cutoff frequency. How this is not possible. Pretty diagrams of all the filters Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, Band Stop.)

Figure 1:The transfer function of an Ideal Low Pass Filter.
Figure 2:The transfer function of an Ideal High Pass Filter.
Figure 3:The transfer function of an Ideal Band Pass Filter.
Figure 4:The transfer function of an Ideal Band Stop Filter.

This section introduces first order butterworth low pass and high pass filters. An understanding of Laplace Transforms or at least Laplace Transforms of capacitors, inductors and resistors.

Low PassEdit

Figure 1: A basic RC circuit.

Transforming the Resistor and Capacitor to the Laplace domain we get:

R and  .

Expressing   using terms of  .


The transfer function is




For the Frequency Domain we put  


The magnitude is


and the angle is


As   increases   decreases so this circuit must represent low pass filter.

Using the -3 dB definition of band width.  




Which gives the general form of a low pass butterworth filter as:


, where k is the order of the filter and   is the cut-off frequency.

High PassEdit

(Image of a first order RL high pass filter)

If all the component of the circuit are transformed into the Laplace Domain. The resistor becomes   and the inductor becomes  . Using voltage divider rule   below is reached.


If   is transformed into the frequency domain by putting  .


Which has a magnitude of


and an angle of

(cut-off frequency is w (R/L)^0.5)