II. PURPOSE OF THESIS
The foregoing comments pointed out the facts that: 1) little has been done to show the similarity between the multivibrator and the RC amplifier with degenerative feedback; 2) the existing treatment of the conditions under which a linear relationship between pulse duration and applied grid voltage will exist does not give results which are in very good agreement with the values used in a practical circuit.
It is the purpose of this study to fill in these gaps by showing that the equations resulting from an analysis of the cathode-coupled multivibrator are, in general, those of the degenerative amplifier multiplied by an additional factor which compensates for the heavily biased operation, and that the conditions for a nearly linear relation between pulse duration and applied grid voltage depend upon a rather complicated function of the circuit parameters which does not allow a general solution, but which does allow values to be computed for any particular case.
Multivibrator, Monostable Cathode-Couple
Level of Degree
Electrical and Computer Engineering
First Committee Member (Chair)
Thomas F. Martin Jr.
Second Committee Member
Robert A. Hensemer Jr.
Third Committee Member
Ralph W. Fapy
Connell, Joseph C.. "An Analysis of the Monostable Cathode-Coupled Multivibrator." (1953). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/ece_etds/265