EE331 — Homework #10 / Due Friday, Feb.

17, 2017 at the beginning of class

1. At t = 0 we flip the switch on a circuit with a real load of 150 Ω attached to a 50-Ω lossless
line 300 m long. The generator is a DC source of 10 V with a resistance of 30 Ω, and the
wave velocity is 3×108 m/s. Make a bounce diagram and use it to plot the voltage at the
generator as a function of time for 0 ≤ t ≤ 10 µs.

2. For this problem, you’ll consider the transient behavior of a pulse. (a) For the same TL
circuit used in Problem #1, make a bounce diagram and use it to plot the voltage at the load
as a function of time for 0 ≤ t ≤ 10 µs (note that this is just the problem we did in class
and you can check your results using Example #11). (b) Use the same TL set-up from part
(a) except let the DC source be −10 V and flip the switch at t = 1 µs. Again make a bounce
diagram and use it to plot the voltage at the load as a function of time for 0 ≤ t ≤ 10 µs (you
can use the same bounce diagram from part (a), perhaps using a different colored pencil/ink
so you don’t get confused, but it’s probably easier just to make a new bounce diagram). (c)
Now combine, i.e., add, the results from parts (a) and (b) to obtain the transient behavior of
a 1-µs pulse.