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IRE Transactions on Circuit Theory

Issue 4 • Date December 1960

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  • Prof. Dr. Balthasar Van der Pol - In Memoriam

    Publication Year: 1960, Page(s):360 - 361
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  • A tribute [Into. to special issue deicated to Balthasar van der Pol]

    Publication Year: 1960, Page(s): 362
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  • A Method of Analysis in the Theory of Sinusoidal Self-Oscillations

    Publication Year: 1960, Page(s):398 - 413
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    The article is devoted to the theory of weak resonance action on self-oscillating systems. The theory is based on the method of secondary-simplification of "shortened" equations for amplitudes and phases of the self-oscillating process. A series of new results is obtained. These results are taken as a basis for the creation of new radiotechnical devices. View full abstract»

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  • Reviews of Current Literature

    Publication Year: 1960, Page(s):554 - 555
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  • On Coding Theorems for General Simultaneous Channels

    Publication Year: 1960, Page(s):513 - 516
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    This paper deals with the lengths of codes for several simultaneous channels in a general formulation. The paper is almost self-contained, and requires for its reading no prior knowledge of information theory. View full abstract»

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  • Some Remarks on Oscillators Driven by a Random Force

    Publication Year: 1960, Page(s):476 - 479
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    A brief and partly heuristic discussion of the problem of spacing of zeros of the displacement of an oscillator driven by a random force is given. Although no explicit results have been obtained, the problem is reduced to a study of a certain integral equation and equivalently, of a partial differential equation with a peculiar boundary condition. The boundary condition has previously been conject... View full abstract»

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  • Directions of Mathematical Research in Nonlinear Circuit Theory

    Publication Year: 1960, Page(s):542 - 553
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    In this paper we wish to present a potpourri of problems of some interest and difficulty arising in the field of nonlinear circuit theory. Perhaps the only sensible way to catalogue scientific problems is in terms of "solved or unsolved." Yet this classification is itself a very subjective one, dependent upon the times and the fashions. Recall the dictum of Poincaré that the solutions of one ... View full abstract»

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  • On the Method of Averaging

    Publication Year: 1960, Page(s):517 - 519
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    The method of averaging of van der Pol was devised to obtain periodic and almost periodic solutions of quasi-linear systems of differential equations. A theorem is stated for a particular case where this method has been justified mathematically and an example is given to illustrate the results. View full abstract»

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  • Theoretical Aspects of Nonlinear Oscillations

    Publication Year: 1960, Page(s):368 - 381
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    This review gives an outline of the modern theory of nonlinear oscillations. This field, originated about four decades ago by the late Prof. B. van der Pol, acquired a considerable momentum in recent years with a gradually increasing number of ramifications, some of which are still in a state of development. For this reason the selection of topics for this review is narrowed down to matters which ... View full abstract»

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  • Differential Equations with a Small Parameter Attached to the Highest Derivatives and Some Problems in the Theory of Oscillations

    Publication Year: 1960, Page(s):527 - 535
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    This paper presents a brief review, for the most part, of the authors' results concerning systems of differential equations of the form \epsilon dot{x}^1 = f^i(x^1,\cdots ,x^k,y^1,\cdots ,y^l) i =1, 2,\cdots ,k dot{y}^i = g^i(x^1,\cdots ,x^k,y^1,\cdots ,y^l) j =1,2,\cdots , where \eps...
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  • A Method for Determining Optimum Systems Using General Bayes Criterion

    Publication Year: 1960, Page(s):491 - 505
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    A method for obtaining an optimum system using general Bayes criterion is developed. This method is applicable to the cases in which a signal to be estimated depends on certain finite-dimensional vector U , and where the input is the sum of a function depending on the vector U and a normally distributed noise which is in... View full abstract»

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  • Periodic Solutions of van der Pol's Equations with Large Damping Coefficient \lambda = 0 \sim 10

    Publication Year: 1960, Page(s):382 - 386
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    A method of computing a periodic solution of van der Pol's equation is devised reducing the problem to the solution of a certain equation by means of Newton's method. For computing the value of the derivative necessary to apply Newton's method, the properties of variation of the orbit in the phase plane are used and, for step-by-step numerical integration of differential equations, a somewhat new ... View full abstract»

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  • Balth. van der Pol's Work on Nonlinear Circuits

    Publication Year: 1960, Page(s):366 - 367
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  • Statistical Theory of Systems Reducible to Linear

    Publication Year: 1960, Page(s):506 - 513
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    A statistical theory for nonlinear systems, whose operators are reducible to linear, is given. The analysis as well as the synthesis problems of such systems are considered. View full abstract»

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  • The Transient Behavior of Nonlinear Systems

    Publication Year: 1960, Page(s):446 - 458
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    It is shown that the classical perturbation procedure for treating nonlinear systems leads to solutions expressed as Fourier-like series with slowly varying coefficients. These slowly varying coefficients contain the information about the long term behavior of the system. Inconsistently, the classical perturbation procedure expresses these coefficients as power series, a mode of expression which h... View full abstract»

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  • Frequency Entrainment in a Self-Oscillatory System with Ex-ternal Force

    Publication Year: 1960, Page(s):413 - 422
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    This paper deals with forced oscillations in a self-oscillatory system of the negative-resistance type. When no external force is applied, the system produces a self-excited oscillation. Under the impression of a periodic force, the frequency of the self-excited oscillation falls in synchronism with the driving frequency within a certain band of frequencies. This phenomenon of frequency entrainmen... View full abstract»

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  • Two-Stroke Oscillators

    Publication Year: 1960, Page(s):387 - 398
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    A four-stroke oscillator, whether symmetrical or moderately dissymmetrical, is one in which the linear, conservative elements receive energy from the source two times per period; such are typically a Class A vacuum tube oscillator, a Class C push-pull oscillator, or a clock with anchor escapement. This paper presents a number of nonlinear, second-order differential equations which correspond to tw... View full abstract»

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  • Amplification in Nonlinear Reactive Networks

    Publication Year: 1960, Page(s):440 - 446
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    Sufficient conditions for validity of the Manley-Rowe equations in a classical nonlinear reactive network are shown to be conservation of energy and proportionality of average power with frequency. It is shown by counter example that conservation of energy alone is insufficient. A sufficient condition for a quantum mechanical maser model is found to be equilibrium of state populations. In this cas... View full abstract»

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  • On Nonlinear Networks with Random Inputs

    Publication Year: 1960, Page(s):479 - 490
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    The paper attempts to combine the Wiener-Bose method for characterizing and synthesizing nonlinear systems with the Ku-Wolf method for analyzing nonlinear systems with random inputs. A simple partition theory is first presented. It is shown that a general nonlinear system can be partitioned into two portions: one linear portion with memory or storage, and one nonlinear portion which may also inclu... View full abstract»

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  • On Automatic Controls

    Publication Year: 1960, Page(s):474 - 475
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    The problem of automatic controls has been treated more or less linearly by a number of Soviet authors (Lurye, Letov, Yacubovich). Here a treatment is presented taking into account the nonlinearity of the regulated system. Certain consequences of this nonlinearity are also made clear. View full abstract»

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  • On the Number of Stable Periods of a Differential Equation of the van der Pol Type

    Publication Year: 1960, Page(s):535 - 542
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    Van der Pol's differential equation with forcing term can, for some values of the parameter b , have stable periodic solutions of two distinct periods. The paper examines whether, with a generalization of the equation not too unlike the original, there can be more than two distinct periods. The answer is affirmative. The example (with three periods-in princip... View full abstract»

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  • The Problem of Quality for Nonlinear Self-Regulating Systems with Quadratic Metric

    Publication Year: 1960, Page(s):469 - 473
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    The systems considered in this paper are characterized by differential equations of the form dot{x}_{k} = \sum _{\alpha } b_{k\alpha } x_{\alpha } + f_{k}(\alpha _1,\cdots ,x_n, t) (k= 1, \cdots , n) which are defined over a region N of Euclidean space E_n with metric R^2 = \sum _{...
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  • Multistable Circuits Using Nonlinear Reactances

    Publication Year: 1960, Page(s):432 - 440
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    This paper presents some results in the asymmetric resonant circuit, which is constructed by applying a dc voltage E_0 and a sinusoidal voltage E_1 \sin {\omega }t to a series resonant circuit containing a nonlinear capacitance. The circuit is analyzed using the Ritz-Galerkin method. Assuming that the first approximati... View full abstract»

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  • Analysis and Synthesis of Nonlinear Systems

    Publication Year: 1960, Page(s):459 - 469
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    The input-output relation of linear systems (convolution integral) is generalized to a class of nonlinear systems. This class is represented by analytic functionals as studied by Volterra and Fréchet. The analysis can be performed by measuring the response of nonlinear systems to series of impulse functions. The synthesis involves linear systems, zero-memory nonlinear systems and multiple mul... View full abstract»

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  • Periodic Solutions of Forced Systems Having Hysteresis

    Publication Year: 1960, Page(s):423 - 431
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    In Section I, the motion of a mass on a material rod is discussed. The stress-strain law exhibits a hysteresis effect, so that the stress at any time is a function of the whole strain history. A "rupture restriction" which limits the magnitudes of the admissable displacements, velocities, and accelerations is also discussed. It is shown that the appropriate formulation of the phenomenon is in term... View full abstract»

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