an exponential behavior ?

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  1. CyborgBunny

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  2. narasimhan

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    I'm not able to interpret the second diagram properly. But I guess that thing has some capacitance or inductance to exhibit that exponential transient behaviour.
    A look at the chapter rc and rl circuits of william hayt (Engineering circuit analysis) will clear your doubts regarding the exponential behaviour(it also has mathematical explanation). Here's a short explanation
    http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_1/chpt_16/2.html
     
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  4. narasimhan

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    It has both Electric and magnetic field and the metal bar is in motion. That's tough. Only simple answer is that this has some sort of inductance/capacitance associated with it that causes that exponential behaviour(since it involves generator and magnetic field it should have it). Maybe someone else can answer it better
     
  5. CyborgBunny

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    maybe first order response?
     
  6. Papabravo

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    Check your understanding of "linear". It does not mean that the responses of the system are linear functions. Is that what you were expecting?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_system

    Differentiation is definitely a linear operator within the context of the above article. So is integration
     
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  8. t_n_k

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    I'm not sure what the link is between the problem in post #3 and the fuzzy working in post #1.

    The problem in post #3 probably has a simple solution.

    Since the current is driven by a constant current source the force on the sliding conductor will be constant with the constant vertical B field. The velocity of the sliding bar would then increase in an unbounded manner in the absence of friction.

    Force=B*d*i=m*a where a is the acceleration

    v(t)=1/2*a*t^2
     
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