Solving a Simple Circuit of Three Elements

A simple circuit is solved and power absorbed or supplied by each element is determined. KCL as well as Ohm’s law are used in solving the circuit. positive sign convention is used in determining element powers. It is shown and discussed how a source, here current source, can be neither absorbing or supplying power. It is also mentioned that resistors are passive elements and always absorb power/energy.

Power and Energy Conservation

A circuit with two sources and three two port elements is studied. Some voltages and currents are given. Voltage of the voltage source is unknown. We need to analyze the circuit, find power of other elements and use the energy conservation to determine the power of the voltage source.

AC Circuit Analysis – Sources with Different Frequencies

In AC circuit analysis, if the circuit has sources operating at different frequencies, Superposition theorem can be used to solve the circuit. Please note that AC circuits are linear and that is why Superposition theorem is valid to solve them. Problem Determine where and . Solution with AC Circuit Analysis Since sources are operating at …

Winner of Electrical Circuits Contest #1

Problem Find and : Solution Three resistors are in series and their equivalent, , is parallel with the voltage source. So, according to the Ohm’s law: . The negative sign comes from the direction . Applying KCL at the bottom node: . The lucky winner of the Electrical Circuits Contest #1 is Kunal Marwaha from …