# Geometric dynamics of nonlinear circuits and jump effects

Geometric dynamics of nonlinear circuits and jump effects Purpose – This paper seeks to give an outline about the geometric concept of electronic circuits, where the jump behavior of nonlinear circuits is emphasized. Design/methodology/approach – A sketch of circuit theory in a differential geometric setting is given. Findings – It is shown that the structure of circuit theory can be given in a much better way than by means of a description of circuits using concrete coordinates. Furthermore, the formulation of a concrete jump condition is given. Originality/value – In this paper, an outline is given about the state of the art of nonlinear circuits from a differential geometric point of view. Moreover, differential geometric methods were applied to two example circuits (flip flop and multivibrator) and numerical results were achieved. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png COMPEL: The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Emerald Publishing

# Geometric dynamics of nonlinear circuits and jump effects

, Volume 30 (4): 12 – Jul 12, 2011
12 pages      /lp/emerald-publishing/geometric-dynamics-of-nonlinear-circuits-and-jump-effects-Qy4EzpSSD2
Publisher
Emerald Publishing
ISSN
0332-1649
DOI
10.1108/03321641111133217
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### Abstract

Purpose – This paper seeks to give an outline about the geometric concept of electronic circuits, where the jump behavior of nonlinear circuits is emphasized. Design/methodology/approach – A sketch of circuit theory in a differential geometric setting is given. Findings – It is shown that the structure of circuit theory can be given in a much better way than by means of a description of circuits using concrete coordinates. Furthermore, the formulation of a concrete jump condition is given. Originality/value – In this paper, an outline is given about the state of the art of nonlinear circuits from a differential geometric point of view. Moreover, differential geometric methods were applied to two example circuits (flip flop and multivibrator) and numerical results were achieved.

### Journal

COMPEL: The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic EngineeringEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 12, 2011

Keywords: Circuits; Differential geometry