Overdamped condenser oscillations

  title={Overdamped condenser oscillations},
  author={C. Steinmetz},
  journal={Journal of the A.I.E.E.},
In the classical equations of the discharge of a condenser of capacity C into an external circuit of resistance r and inductance L, it is found that the discharge is oscillatory if ${r < \sqrt{4L \over C}}$, and is impulsive if ${r > \sqrt{4L \over C}}$ As the perfect condenser can never be realized in practise, it is the purpose of this paper to show the effect of the condenser leakage on the discharge wave. The imperfect condenser is represented by the perfect condenser C shunted by the… Expand