Voltage and current source in superposition theoremby wilsonb Tags: current, source, superposition, theorem, voltage 

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Mar1612, 12:53 AM

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why we take current source as a open and voltage source as a short in superposition theorem. is this is because of its internal resistance or any other reason exist?




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Mar1612, 01:21 AM

P: 2,265

An ideal voltage source is something that will deliver that specified voltage no matter how much current is required. If you set that voltage spec to 0 (which you do to remove that voltage from the linear equation that depends on it) it is the same as a short circuit. A wire.
An ideal current source is something that will deliver that specified current no matter how much voltage is required. If you set that current spec to 0 (which you do to remove that current from the linear equation that depends on it) it is the same as an open circuit. An insulator. 


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