Kirchhoff's circuit laws are two equalities that deal with the current and potential difference (commonly known as voltage) in the lumped element model of electrical circuits. They were first described in 1845 by German physicist Gustav Kirchhoff. This generalized the work of Georg Ohm and preceded the work of James Clerk Maxwell. Widely used in electrical engineering, they are also called Kirchhoff's rules or simply Kirchhoff's laws. These laws can be applied in time and frequency domains and form the basis for network analysis.
Both of Kirchhoff's laws can be understood as corollaries of Maxwell's equations in the low-frequency limit. They are accurate for DC circuits, and for AC circuits at frequencies where the wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation are very large compared to the circuits.
I was thinking about doing KVL around the circuit at the right but I noticed when the switch opens, the current through the circuit at the right is not the same throughout
-5 + Ic*2*1-^3 + Ic*10^3 = -Vc
Ic is not the same around the right circuit so I am stuck....
In my opinion, the voltage across the C1 should be 9V as the potential on the side of the positive plate of the capacitor should be (15-6)V and on the other be 0V.
Similarly the potential across C2 should be (7-0)V.
Here I'm basically assuming that the voltage at the negative terminals of the...
I am given that all the BJTs are the same.
First of all, when finding node voltages like Vref should I make the node voltage a voltage source first and then do circuit analysis? If so then I would use KVL but that does not give me Vref = 2Vbe.
I do know that Vref = Vb1 = Vb2. What am I doing...
Hi all,
I was trying to solve this but I'm stuck as you can see in my notes below:
Using simulator the I1=3.125 A | I2=-1,857 A | I3=4,375 A and Power of the dependent current source = -46.875 W
Any idea, what could be wrong ?Thanks.
I've been trying to use KVL/KCL here but I can't get any. The only thing I accomplished is R6 has 0V, 0A (KVL with its loop). All the other ones I can't get any? Thanks
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I was reading KVL and KCL and I read that KVL cannot be applicable to all the situations specially when :-
" KVL is applicable on the assumption that there is no fluctuating magnetic field linking the closed loop. While, in presence of changing magnetic field in a High Frequency but short...
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My first attempt was to figure out what region the PMOS is operating in so that I could decide what equation to use - so I tried to find Vgs. Vgs = Vg - Vs. Vs is of course just Vdd but for Vg I did a KVL loop as below:
My...
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Note to self - simple diode concept: http://www.cs.tut.fi/kurssit/TLT-8016/Chapter3.pdf#page=5
Unsure about this KVL (above).
For the last sensitivity part, equations be falling out of the sky...
Hi, this is my first time posting, I'm glad there is a space like this where we can share our doubts and hopefully get some help from other students.
As you can see on the image above, there's a KVL applied to the circuit in practice problem 2.6, but my question is the following:
On equation...
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https://imgur.com/a/XySpV (If above image can't be seen.)
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KCL/KCL
Rth=Vth/I
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Included in Screenshot.
What I did was Open-Circuited the Load and use Nodal Analysis to find Voc
Then, I shortcircuited the Load to find...
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So I'm trying to get a better understanding of KVL by looking up practice problem and I'm having some difficulties. I'm attempting to do this problem
my first step is to get an equation for Ia (32v-10ia+8ib = 0) an Ib (12ib+20v-8ia =...
Homework Statement The diagram shown below shows a bi-directional opto coupler input
interface circuit. When a supply voltage of 20 V is applied the LED
carries a current and 2 V is dropped across it. Calculate the value of
the LED current and the value of current through the 3 kΩ resistance...
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This is just one of the example problems in my book which is already solved for me, but I don't really understand their solution which I'll post here:
They start out with assuming Vin is very negative, which makes D1 turn on and makes Vout=VD,on+Vin. THen they solve for...
I have studied ideal transformers (transfer 100% of energy) and that the power loss in the secondary coil is I^2*R..
Then I asked myself, why can't we use these equivalent formulas for power (IV and V^2/R)??
I tried to use them but they gave me different values for power loss
I searched for an...
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The Question wants to find the Voltage Across The Current Source 2A and 5A
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KVL
KCL
Ohm's Law
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I tried to Using KVL and KCL for all Closed paths and node but I just Couldn't Figure how to relate them to find the voltage across the...
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KVL: At any instant in a closed loop the algebraic sum of the e.m.f's acting round the loop is equal to the algebraic sum of the p.d's round the loop.
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3.1
R1 = BROWN, RED, BLACK, NONE
R2 = BROWN, GREY, BROWN, SILVER
R3 =...
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imgur link: http://i.imgur.com/JETj0Cq.png
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V_L = L\frac{dI_1}{dt}
V_L + V_1 + V_2 + V_{R1} = 0
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Just using basic KVL, shouldn't V_L = -V_2 - V_1 - V_{R1} and so therefore we should get
\frac{dI_1}{dt} = \frac{-V_2 -...
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Find i and v_x
Given answer:
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I have attempted the problem in two different manners, and I consistently reach a different answer. I would appreciate if someone would be willing to take the time to attempt the problem and...
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The question wants to find R and e (epsilon), I found R to be 3.2 ohms but epsilon is 0 volts, which is very weird. original question is attached.[/B]
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I also assumed infinite resistance for voltmeter and zero...
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KVL for a RLC circuit given current direction and polarity of a resistor?
Here is the diagram of the circuit:
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KVL
Sum of voltages equal zero
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I am actually looking for the voltage across the inductor (VL), so I decided the...
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Obtain the state equations in Matrix form for the two-input and one-output circuit shown in the figure below where the output is i_2.
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Ohm's Law, KVL, KCL
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Currents i1, i2, i3 assumed clockwise. Is there a better assumption I...
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Find V0 and i0.
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Total current at each node is = 0.
Total voltage around each loop is = 0.
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I can't seem to be able to analyze this circuit. That i0/4 is really messing me up. I am unsure how to apply both KCL and KVL on this...
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In my Intro to EE class we have a homework assignment with the following problem:
I think I finished part a but want to make sure that I am doing the problem correctly before I move on to the next part.
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Please help how Ve is calculated what i think is that it should be:
-Ve=-Vee+IeRe;
How Ve is taken positive please someone draw equivalent circuit for same
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I'm in a lab and we have this circuit & question as part of the pre-lab
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I began trying to use nodal analysis to get Va & Vb & to then use Vab to get the voltage and then the current but after doing what you can see above, I stopped because I...
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Here is the homework problem I was given:
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Above is the work that I began, however, I have an overwhelming feeling that I am incorrect and also I don't know how to continue to the next part/parts. Would someone please help me?
Thank you
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Determine the voltage across all elements
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i=v/r
v1+v2+v3+..=0
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I'm not sure which of the nodes I should use to take my KVL from. The a and b are labeled, but should I combine the set of 2-6-6 resistors and label that as an...
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thevenin's equvalent circuit of the network
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thevenin's voltage
thevenin's impedance
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using nodal analysis i tried to find thevenin voltage but the dependent source and the dependent variable troubling me!
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V = IR
Kirchoff's Voltage Law
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Top loop - a
Bottom right - b
Bottom left - c
Ix = x
KVL:
top: a(6000) + (a-b)(2000) + 5x - 10=0
bottom right: -5x + (b-a)(2000) + b(3000) + (b-c)(4000) = 0
bottom left ...
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what is the process to apply KVL exactly?
we know nothing in a loop, apart from that it consists of 2 batteries with known polarity and 2 resistors.
what do we do?
we assign arbitrarily the currents to each of the branches that compose the loop? and then we assign polarities to the...
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Compute all the currents labeled using the mesh loop method.
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Parallel Resistors
1/Rt=1/R1+1/R2...+1/Ri
Series Resistors
R1+R2...+Ri
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My attempt at the kvl and kcl analysis, I think I did this wrong because I can't solve for...
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Find ix and Valpha
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KCL
KVL
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[/B]How do I determine the number of KCL and KVL equations? In this problem I am solving, there are 6 unknowns so I need 6 equations. I can write 4 independent KCL equations, 1 KVL at loop 1(to...
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Find ##a)\ H(s)=\frac{V_o}{V_s}## of the filter in the circuit below.
##b)\ ##The center frequency ##\omega_0##
##c)\ ##The band-width B
Correct answers:
##a)\ H(s)=\frac{6s}{12s^2+11s+1}##
##b)\ \omega_0=0.28\frac{rad}{s}##
##c)\ B=0.71\frac{rad}{s}##...
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Please view the attached.
The answers are:
i1 0.1429
i2 0.4286
i3 0.2857
So how do I work this out? I assume you use kirchhoffs current law, can someone show me the step? Thanks :)
the question is to solve Vx. chegg did a kvl in the middle mesh and it turned out to be -2+Vx+8=0, i was wondering why they just ignored the 6 amp source in the kvl. i understand no voltage can be dropped across an ideal current source so why can we just skip over the 6 amp source and go to the...
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Write the KVL Equation for the outer loop
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The question above is a sample I have made for such a condition. The goal is not to find the value, but only write the correct equation. If an independent current source is connected in...
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Look at the circuit given in figure 1. Solve for the three currents, I1,I2,I3.
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KVL: Sum of voltages in a closed loop equals zero
KCL: Sum of currents entering a junction equals the sum of currents exiting a junction
Ohm's Law: V=IR
NOTE: Nodal analysis...
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Use voltage divider rule and KVL to find V1 and V2
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KVL, v1+v2+..=0
V0*r1/(r2+r1)=V
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So I know how to use the voltage divider rule, my question is about the KVL of the loop below.
I'm wondering about the 8 V source inside of the...
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Use Kirchhoff's voltage and current laws to find the voltage V0Homework Equations
KVL: ƩV=0
KCL: iin=iout
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http://s2.postimg.org/6b2013cbt/001.jpg
If you guys want the original circuit diagram, i'll post it.
Note: The current flowing through i2...
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Find v. A value for R is not needed. Circuit is attached.
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I have no idea where to begin with this one. I found an answer using source transformations by transforming the 4A current source into a 12V voltage source in...
In my circuit analysis textbook, there is an example problem using a KVL loop. Though it seems relatively simple, I cannot understand the answer.
the loop consists of 3 voltages: -8, 12, and the unknown, Vr2. The polarities (clockwise) around the loop are respectively +,-,+.
The answer...
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the work i did on that sheet is completely wrong.
I know that Ic = Ia + Ib
but can someone help me set up the equations for the two loops please! I can't seem to figure it out and its frustrating me!
the answer is supposed to be Ic = (RbE1...
I am having trouble understanding how to assign polarities to voltage when it goes through components of a circuit and how those polarities determine the sign of the quantities I put in the KVL equation. Attached is a picture of a circuit. The points where polarity matters are labeled 1-14. I am...
I attached the circuit. This is the solution that was posted on my course's website. I do not think it's right, but I want to make sure to avoid making myself look dumb.
Around loop A, KVL should be:
V1-R1*I1-R2*(I1-I2)=0
V1=R1*I1+R2*(I1-I2)
This would be answer c. Their answer is e.
Is the...
In one of my engineering classes we discussed these two topics and I have two questions about this stuff.
First question is how does euler's equation work exactly..
e^{j\varphi}=cos\varphi+jsin\varphi
Second question is how do you solve this:
V_{M}cos\omega t=Ri(t)+L\frac{di(t)}{dt}...
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All variables are given by the circuit unless otherwise stated
a) Derive an expression for the ratio (Vo/Vs)
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KCL and KVL equations
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Rs1=2.55kΩ
-Vs+ .05Vo +(2.5kΩ/2.55kΩ)Vp = 0 where,
Vs = .05Vo +...