In electrical engineering, the admittance (Y) is the inverse or reciprocal of the impedance (Z). The SI unit of Admittance is the siemens.
Y is the admittance, measured in siemens
Z is the impedance, measured in ohms
Just as impedance is complex resistance, and the conductance G is the inverse G = 1/R of resistance R, admittance is also complex conductance.
Likewise, admittance is made up of a real part (the conductance), and an imaginary part (the susceptance B), shown by the equation
The magnitude of admittance is given by:
G is the conductance, measured in siemens
B is the susceptance, measured in siemens
SI electricity units
- Conductance, Susceptance, and Admittance http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/2072/eleccsa.htm
Last updated: 02-08-2005 13:10:00