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A Triangular Periodic Table of Elementary Circuit Elements

Wang, Frank Z. (2013) A Triangular Periodic Table of Elementary Circuit Elements. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Society, 60 (3). pp. 616-623. ISSN 1549-8328. (doi:10.1109/TCSI.2012.2209734) (KAR id:33639)


Chua proposed an Elementary Circuit Element

Quadrangle including the three classic elements (resistor, inductor,

and capacitor) and his formulated, named memristor as

the fourth element. Based on an observation that this quadrangle

may not be symmetric, I proposed an Elementary Circuit Element

Triangle, in which memristor as well as mem-capacitor and mem-inductor lead three basic element classes, respectively. An intrinsic mathematical relationship is found to support this new classification. It is believed that this triangle is concise, mathematically

sound and aesthetically beautiful, compared with Chua’s quadrangle. The importance of finding a correct circuit element table is similar to that of Mendeleev’s periodic table of chemical elements in chemistry and the table of 61 elementary particles in physics, in terms of categorizing the existing elements and predicting new elements. A correct circuit element table would also request to rewrite the 20th century textbooks.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/TCSI.2012.2209734
Uncontrolled keywords: Memristor, circuit elements, circuit theory, future computing paradigm, modern information technology.
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Frank Wang
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2013 14:32 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:11 UTC
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