Magnetic capacitivity

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Gyrator-capacitor model variables

Magnetic capacitivity (SI Unit: H) is a component used in the gyrator-capacitor model of magnetic systems.

This element, denoted as C_M, is an extensive property and is defined as:

C_M = \mu_r \mu_0\frac{S}{l}

Where: \mu_r \mu_0 = \mu is the magnetic permeability, S is the element cross-section, and l is the element length.

For phasor analysis, the magnetic permeability[1] and the magnetic capacitivity are complex values[1, 2].

Magnetic capacitivity is also equal to magnetic flux divided by the difference of magnetic potential across the element.

C_{M} = \frac{\Phi}{\phi_{M1}-\phi_{M2}}


\phi_{M1}-\phi_{M2} is the difference of the magnetic potentials.

The notion of magnetic capacitivity is employed in the gyrator-capacitor model in a way analogous to capacitance in electrical circuits.


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