Rosenbaum, Fred J. Formerly, Department of Electrical Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.
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A linear, passive, two-port electric circuit element whose transmission properties are such that it is effectively a half wavelength longer for one direction of transmission than for the other direction of transmission. Thus a gyrator is a device that causes a reversal of signal polarity for one direction of propagation but not for the other. (A two-port element has a pair of input terminals and a pair of output terminals.) This device is novel, since it violates the theorem of reciprocity. See also: Reciprocity principle
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