Passive and Active Elements
Circuits elements are divided into two parts ,these are the Passive and Active Elements. Let us take a critical look at what these terms mean in electronics.
1.Passive Elements Passive elements or components are components which do not require any external source for the operation and are capable of storing energy in the form of voltage or current in the circuit or dissipate that energy.
Passive devices are the main components used in electronics such as resistors, inductors, capacitors and transformers which together are required to build any electrical or electronic circuit.
1.Capacitors 2.Resistor 3.Inductor
2.Active Elements Active components are components that require a minimum amount of voltage inn other to operate ,they have the ability to amplify a signal or produce a voltage gain.