Turning off a source used in solving circuits with the superposition, means setting its value equal to zero. A voltage sources become a short circuit when turned off. To turn off a current source it should be replaced by an open circuit. Dependent sources cannot be turned off.
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Free Electrical Circuits Ebooks. 1) Nodal Analysis, 2) Mesh Analysis, …
The nodal analysis is explained. Necessary steps to solve a circuit with the nodal analysis is mentioned. A free ebook about nodal analysis is also included.
Reference Node and Node Voltages
A node is usually labelled as the reference node also called ground and the other node voltages are defined with respect to this point. The reference node has a potential of 0 V by definition.
Voltage Divider – Voltage Division Rule
Voltage Division Rule: The voltage is divided between two series resistors in direct proportion to their resistance. This simple rule can be used in solving simple circuits or in simplifying the solution of complicated ones. In this post, the voltage divider circuit is studied and some examples are solved to show how this rule can be deployed in solving circuits.
Ideal Independent Sources
The ideal independent voltage and current sources are explained. Their symbols and voltage-current characteristics are presented. It is shown how their definitions can be used to solve problems. Some examples are also provided to clarify their characteristics.