By Ilene J. Busch-Vishniac
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In general such elements are described by the following constitutive relations: e2 = g(el. II). h = h(el. II). (20) where the subscripts 1 and 2 simply label the two ports. If the relations are linear, then these equations reduce to e2 = ael + b/l. h = eel +dll • (21) where a, b, e, and d are coefficients. The requirement that the elements be nonenergic (neither energy storing nor energy dissipating) imposes constraints on the 44 2. System Models coefficients in (21). This may be seen by multiplying e2 and h + bfl)(eel + dfl) =aeef + bdfl + (ad + be)elfl.
The energy stored in the capacitance is given by £= f dt ef = f e dq. (6) If the constitutive relation is linear, then (5) is replaced by e= q C' (7) 24 2. System Models where C is the capacitance. The energy stored in the linear element then is given by (8) Note that in this form the capacitance for a mechanical spring is the compliance, which is the inverse of the stiffness. The third ideal I-port energic element is an ideal resistance. This element irreversibly converts energy to a form unsuitable for work.
Since the flow is simply the time derivative 40 2. System Models of q, f is known precisely. Hence, the power into the element is known at each instant in time. This causal structure is known as derivative causality and does not represent independent storage of energy. , the charging current of an electric capacitor). We may then integrate the flow to get the displacement, but q will not be known precisely until an initial condition is given. Hence, the power flowing into the element is not known precisely until an extra piece of information is given.