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Antimetric electrical network

Summary
An antimetric electrical network is an electrical network that exhibits anti-symmetrical electrical properties. The term is often encountered in filter theory, but it applies to general electrical network analysis. Antimetric is the diametrical opposite of symmetric; it does not merely mean "asymmetric" (i.e., "lacking symmetry"). It is possible for networks to be symmetric or antimetric in their electrical properties without being physically or topologically symmetric or antimetric. Definition References to symmetry and antimetry of a network usually refer to the input impedances of a two-port network when correctly terminated. A symmetric network will have two equal input impedances, Zi1 and Zi2. For an antimetric network, the two impedances must be the dual of each other with respect to some nominal impedance R0. That is, :\frac {Z_{i1}}{R_0} = \frac {R_0}{Z_{i2}} or equivalently :Z_{i1} Z_{i2} = {R_0}^2. It is necessary for antimetry t
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