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Electrical Circuit Contest - Win $10!

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This is our first contest for electrical circuits. Solve the problem, submit your answers and cross your fingers to be the lucky winner!

Problem

Find I_x and I_y:
Electrical Circuit Contest #1

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Solve Using Current Division Rule

Find current of resistors, use the current division rule.
Problem 1246 (1)
Suppose that R_1=2 \Omega, R_2=4 \Omega, R_3=1 \Omega, I_S=5 A and V_S=4 V

Solution:
R_2 and R_3 are parallel. The current of I_S is passing through them and it is actually divided between them. The branch with lower resistance has higher current because electrons can pass through that easier than the other branch. Using the current division rule, we get
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Mesh Analysis - Supermesh

Solve the circuit and find the power of sources:
Problem 1226 - 1
V_S=10V, I_S=4 A, R_1=2 \Omega, R_2=6 \Omega, R_3=1 \Omega, R_4=2 \Omega.

Solution:
There are three meshes in the circuit. So, we need to assign three mesh currents. It is better to have all the mesh currents loop in the same direction (usually clockwise) to prevent errors when writing out the equations.
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Ideal Independent Sources


1) Ideal Independent Voltage Sources
An ideal independent voltage source is a two-terminal circuit element where the voltage across it
a) is independent of the current through it
b) can be specified independently of any other variable in a circuit.
There are two symbols for ideal independent voltage source in circuit theory:

Symbol for Constant Independent Voltage Source

Symbol for Constant Independent Voltage Source


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