Driving Point Impedance

Taking the Laplace transform of both sides of Eq.$ \,$(E.1) gives

$\displaystyle V_e(s) = V_R(s) + V_C(s) = R\, I(s) + \frac{1}{Cs} I(s)

where we made use of the fact that the impedance of a capacitor is $ 1/(Cs)$, as derived above. The driving point impedance of the whole RC filter is thus

$\displaystyle R_d(s) \isdef \frac{V_e(s)}{I(s)} = R + \frac{1}{Cs}.

Alternatively, we could simply note that impedances always sum in series and write down this result directly.

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