Instability of electric circuits

  title={Instability of electric circuits},
  author={C. Steinmetz},
  journal={Proceedings of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers},
  • C. Steinmetz
  • Proceedings of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers
An outline of a theory and classification of instability in electric circuits is given, divided into three types: 1. The transients resulting from the readjustment of the stored energy to changed circuit conditions. 2. Unstable electrical equilibrium; that is, the condition in which the effect of a cause increases the cause. This is illustrated by the electric arc on constant potential, and the induction motor within certain speed ranges and loads. 3. Permanent instability resulting from a… Expand