Rotating capacitor and a transient electric network

Haiduke Sarafian, Nenette Sarafian

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The authors designed a rotating parallel-plate capacitor; one of the plates is assumed to turn about the common vertical axis through the centers of the square plates. We insert this capacitor into a series with a resistor, forming a RC circuit. We analyze the characteristics of charging and discharging scenarios on two different parallel tracks. On the first track we drive the circuit with a DC power supply. On the second track, we drive the circuit with an AC source. The analyses of the circuits encounter non-linear differential equations. We format the underlying equations into their generic forms. We then apply Mathematica [1], NDSolve to solve them. This work is an example showing how with the help of Mathematica one is able to augment the scope of the traditional studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputational Science - ICCS 2007 - 7th International Conference, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages8
EditionPART 2
ISBN (Print)9783540725855
StatePublished - 2007
Event7th International Conference on Computational Science, ICCS 2007 - Beijing, China
Duration: May 27 2007May 30 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume4488 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other7th International Conference on Computational Science, ICCS 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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