(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

I recently got a problem that confuses for days, the picture for this problem is in the attachment field, is there someone can tell me that, if an oscillator is topology is described using the negative impedance model in the picture, should I have R>r to ensure that the loop gain is larger than 1?

The second question is, is the current direction a significant element to consider ? Because to construct a negative impedance port, usually a voltage source or current source will be used, the source is directional.

I actually get different result by assuming different current directions in the second attached picture, I think the direction really matters, but if so, it'll be confusing that how I should choose the direction !

2. Relevant equations

I'm afraid there's no equation for this question.

3. The attempt at a solution

No meaningful attempt made. The port impedance I got for picture 2 is [itex]R_{eq}=\frac{U}{i_U}=\frac{Z_1 \cdot (Z_2+Z_3)}{(Z_1+Z_2+Z_3)+g_m \cdot Z_1 \cdot Z_2}[/itex], and for inverse direction current, the impedance I got is [itex]R_{eq}=\frac{Z_1 \cdot (Z_2+Z_3)}{(Z_1+Z_2+Z_3)-g_m \cdot Z_1 \cdot Z_2}[/itex]

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# A question about the loop gain and source contained port impedance

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