By Armen H. Zemanian

Over the last twenty years a basic mathematical thought of limitless electric networks has been constructed. this is often the 1st booklet to provide the salient positive aspects of this conception in a coherent exposition. utilizing the elemental instruments of sensible research and graph idea, the writer offers the basic advancements of the previous 20 years and discusses functions to different components of arithmetic. the 1st half the e-book provides life and area of expertise theorems for either infinite-power and finite-power voltage-current regimes, and the second one part discusses tools for fixing difficulties in endless cascades and grids. A remarkable characteristic is the new invention of transfinite networks, approximately analogous to Cantor's extension of the common numbers to the transfinite ordinals. The final bankruptcy is a survey of purposes to external difficulties of partial differential equations, random walks on limitless graphs, and networks of operators on Hilbert areas. The bounce in complexity from finite electric networks to endless ones is similar to the leap in complexity from finite-dimensional to infinite-dimensional areas. a number of the questions which are conventionally requested approximately finite networks are almost immediately unanswerable for countless networks, whereas questions which are meaningless for finite networks crop up for limitless ones and result in impressive effects, comparable to the occasional cave in of Kirchoff's legislation in endless regimes. a few critical techniques haven't any counterpart within the finite case, as for instance the extremities of an enormous community, the perceptibility of infinity, and the connections at infinity.