Note: Using L Networks
I am having some confusion with the terminology of impedance matching. Specifically majority of questions i have done state match a load to the source impedance which i interpret as the load must be essentially the source impedance after the other components are found (i.e. the cap and inductor etc).
However i have come across a question which stated to match the output impedance of a signal source to a resistive load at a specified frequency f0 for maximum power transfer. I am confused for some reason by this wording. Does it mean that the source must be matched to the load instead so the source should be seen as the load after the other components are calculated? Or can i just do it like the other questions by matching the load to the source?
As for the example 1 below if we are matching the source (50 ohm) to the load (500ohm), does this mean for calculations zin would be the load or not?
If it is the same why is it the same? Thanks in Advance