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How do you calculate Time to Steady State?

  1. Feb 25, 2013 #1

    Can someone explain to me how you calculate time to steady rate? Or provide a website that explains it? Not having much luck :(

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  3. Feb 28, 2013 #2
    What steady state are you talking about? It is impossible to comment without knowing what the context is.
  4. Feb 28, 2013 #3


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    No matter what the context is, if you don't start from the steady state you will never exactly reach it - you can get as close as you want, but you won't get there, ever. This is just math - in most cases the distance from the steady state will diminish exponentially.

    So you have to start defining how close is close enough.
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