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Why are the IV curves of capacitors and inductors ellipses?

I don't really know what the difference is between a regular diode, a zener diode, a schottky diode or an LED. Neither do I knoe the difference beetween a DIAC, a TRIAC or even a NPN transitor. The ...
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How to work out this implementation of chua's diode?

The author of a book claims that this is the implementation of Chua's diode by [Kennedy, 1992], although I cannot find this article. My question here is, how does this circuit work? For me, the ...
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PV cells (photovoltaic) I-V curve plot simulation

I am trying to plot the I-V curve using python because that helps me in understanding PV cells / solar panels (and diodes as a general thing). I know the formulas ...
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Exponential nature of current growth/decay in inductors

Why are the curves for growth and decay of current in inductors of exponential nature i.e $$ 1-e^{-x} $$ and $$ e^{-x} $$ respectively. I understand the mathematical derivation for the current i(t). ...
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For measuring IV curves, could you use a current source and measure the voltage?

I was trying to find other experiments that required getting an IV curve but all of them seem to be applying voltage and measuring the current.
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JFET I drain vs V gate to source curves

Why there are several curves on next image (datasheet for 2SK170)? What condition changes to use one or another curve?
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LEDs seem to automatically self-regulate to achieve ideal voltage across terminals

Note: the key question is now in bold at the bottom, for the people who have had trouble figuring out what I'm trying to ask. Sorry about the meandering explanation. I've been experimenting with ...
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What effect does resistance have on a diode's characteristics? (regarding IV curves)

I can't seem to find much information online regarding resistance values and diode behaviour. Am I right in saying that the IV curve of a diode is independent of any external resistance? For example ...