### 1.3. The Source-Free Series RLC Circuits

```Yrd. Doç. Dr. Sibel ÇİMEN
26.09.2011
Books
Course Book :
1) Fundamentals of Electric Circuits, by Charles K. Alexander and Matthew N.
O. Sadiku, McGraw Hill; 3rd edition (2007)
Reference Books:
1) Electric Circuits, by James W. Nilsson and Susan Riedel, Prentice Hall; 8th
edition (2007)
2) Schaum's Outline of Electric Circuits, by Mahmood Nahvi and Joseph
Edminister, McGraw-Hill; 4th edition (2002)
3) Introduction to Electric Circuits, by Richard C. Dorf and James A. Svoboda,
Wiley, 7th edition (2006)
4) Schaum's Outline of Basic Circuit Analysis, by John O'Malley and John
O'Malley, McGraw-Hill; 2nd edition (1992)
Course Outline
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6)
Second Order DC Circuits (Fund. of Electric Circuits, CH 8)
Sinusoids and Phasors (Fund. of Electric Circuits, CH 9)
Sinusoidal Steady-State Analysis (Fund. of Electric Circuits, CH 10)
AC Power Analysis (Fund. of Electric Circuits, CH 11)
Frequency Response (Fund. of Electric Circuits, CH 14)
Laplace Transform (Fund. of Electric Circuits, CH 15
1.1. Introduction
1.2. Finding Initial and Final Values
Keep in mind;
 Capacitor voltage always continuous…
 Inductor current always continuous…
EXAMPLE 1.1.
The switch in Figure has been closed for a long time. İt is open at t=0.
Find;
a) (0+ ), (0+ )
b) ((0+ )/dt, ((0+ )/dt,
c) (∞) , (∞)
EXAMPLE 1.2.
In figure calculate;
a)  (0+ ),  (0+ ),  (0+ )
b)  ((0+ )/dt,  ((0+ )/dt
c)  ∞ ,  ∞ ,  (∞)
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(1.a)
(1.b)
1.3. The Source-Free Series RLC Circuits
 Applying KVL around the loop;
(2)
 To eliminate the integral, we differentiate with respect to t and
rearrange terms:….
(3)
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 with initial values equation (2)…
(4)
or
Bobinin uçlarından akan akımın exp. Karakteristiği olduğunu biliyoruz…
 equation (3) becomes…
or
i
0
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(5)
Known as characteristic equation
İt’s roots;
Where;
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0 : resonant frequency or undamped natural frequency (rad/s)
∝: neper frequency or damping factor (Np/s)
İn terms of 0  ∝ equation (5) gets…
(6)
The two values of s in Eq. (5) indicate that there are two possible solutions in
Eq. (6); that is,
Natural response of series RLC;
1.3. The Source-Free Series RLC Circuits
There are three types of solutions;
Overdamped Case (∝>  )
İn this situation;
1  2 negative and real
1.3. The Source-Free Series RLC Circuits
Critically Damped Case (∝=  )
1.3. The Source-Free Series RLC Circuits
Under Damped Case (∝<  )
EXAMPLE 1.3.
R=40 Ω, L=4H and C=1/4 F. Calculate the characteristic
roots of the circuit. Is the natural response overdamped,
underdamped, or critically damped?
EXAMPLE 1.4.
Find i(t) in the circuit. Assume that the circuit
has reached steady state at t=0− .
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