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2. Analogies

Analogies among electrical, mechanical & acoustical circuits:
Electrical Mechanical Acoustical
v voltage f force p pressure
i current u velocity U volume velocity
R resistance R resistance R resistance
L inductance m mass M mass
C capacitance 1/k compliance (spring) C compliance (volume)
v = iR f = Ru p = RU
v = L di/dt f = m du/dt p = M dU/dt
v =  1

C

i dt
f = k
u dt
p =  1

C

U dt

Transformers are required to convert between different domains in a circuit model.


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R. Funnell
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