Where can I download a calculator program for LC resonance, reactance etc?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by electronice123, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. electronice123

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Oct 10, 2008
    I'm looking for a program for my computer that will calculate LC resonance, and reactance, and Ohms law etc.

    Can anyone tell me where I can get one?
  2. someonesdad

    Senior Member

    Jul 7, 2009
    Such things probably exist, but the formulas are so simple it would just be a few minutes of work in a spreadsheet.
  3. VoodooMojo

    Active Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    the four best from my favorites.

    math sucks and slows one down.
    when I got into electronics, the slide rule and scientific notation was all there was.
    vacuum tubes were all there was. there was rumor of transistors finally being used for commercial use. math still sucked.

    perusing through these calculator lists will show that indeed the calculations needed are not simple and certainly not so few in number that they can all be memorized.

    quick, without looking it up...what is this one for?

    sure we can instantly figure a needed value for a current limiting resistor or how many turns of wire for a desired inductance, even the values needed for a RC value can become second nature. But why should we be expected to spend more time researching and computing circuit parameters than it will take to build the darn thing and get on with it?

    If however, a person is pursuing an engineering degree they had damn well better be familiar and proficient with all math involved and use these calculators for reference and proving computations ONLY!

    do NOT fear the math. Math is your friend, math is your buddy.

    So go ahead and use these calculators and enjoy electronics and relax with the math for awhile:




    Last edited: Dec 31, 2009
  4. rajmalhotra1998

    New Member

    Mar 28, 2005
    Thanks Voodo
  5. bertus


    Apr 5, 2008