The Circuit Simulation Problem

  • Jacob K. White
  • Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli
Part of the The Kluwer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 20)


As mentioned in the introduction, circuit simulation amounts to solving numerically the system of nonlinear ODE’s that describes the dynamic behavior of a circuit. In this chapter, we will address three topics: the construction of a system of differential equations from the description of a circuit, the mathematical properties of the constructed systems, and the issues to consider when choosing a numerical method for solving the system.


Relaxation Technique Reference Node Terminal Voltage Numerical Integration Method Local Truncation Error 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacob K. White
    • 1
  • Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli
    • 2
  1. 1.Thomas J. Watson Research CenterIBM CorporationUSA
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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