Math in Engineering

Electrical Engineeringand Materials Science

How is mathematics used to
determine resistor values in an electrical network?

Electrical engineers who deal with systems and circuit theory need to know the terms and functions of the basic circuit element—resistor, capacitor, and inductor—in terms of current-voltage associations determined by impedance (obstruction). Complex numbers, calculus, and Laplace transforms (see above) are all mathematical concepts used to understand circuit theory.

The best way to understand the basics are through the following simple equations:



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