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Resistors and Springs

Distinguished Lecture Series

Speaker: Dylan Thurston, Indiana University
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Location: 1147 MSB
Start time: Tue, May 2 2017, 5:30PM

Suppose you have a network of resistors with a few distinguished ports, and want to find the effective resistance between pairs of ports. Can you simplify the network with fewer resistors? This is a very practical problem for electrical engineers. We contrast this problem with the related problem of networks of springs.

This lecture is specifically intended for undergraduate students.