Field theory analysis of electrical networks


  • B. D. Popović


The paper describes an integral equation method for analysis of electrical networks as electromagnetic boundary value problems. This means that it is necessary to specify exact geometrical form of the network and the interconnecting conductors, as opposed to the classical network analysis, in which topological properties of the network are of sole interest. The network elements can be in the form of point (i.e., very small) generators, resistors, capacitors, inductors, and their combinations, or in the form of cylinders with distributed resistive and/or capacitive or inductive loading. Numerical results are in excellent agreement with experimental results far above the classical network theory frequency limit.