1.11 NON-LINEAR ELEMENTS
• If our models include a device that is non linear we will need to linearize the model before we can proceed.
• A non-linear system can be approximated with a linear equation using the following method.
1. Pick an operating point or range for the component.
2. Find a constant value that relates a change in the input to a change in the output.
3. Develop a linear equation.
4. Use the linear equation in the analysis (Laplace or other)
• Consider the example below,