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An arbitrarily large network of bistable tunnel diode switching circuits is analyzed for stability. One condition derived indicates that increasing the total “fan” of each circuit might tend to make the whole network unstable. This condition is independent of the tunnel-diode characteristic. Another condition is also derived which depends on this characteristic but does not involve the total “fan”. Finally, two general theorems which were proved in another paper are stated and discussed in terms of their applicability to certain classes of large networks and the types of conditions for stability that can be obtained.
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