I'm trying to work out the correct algorithm for using Kirchoff's rules when using a non-ohmic resistor like a light bulb. The problem is that the resistance depends on the voltage, but the voltage may depend on the resistance (a simple example: a bulb and a resistor in series: how should the voltage be divided?)(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I'm sure there must be an algorithm for this, but at the moment all I can think of is to use some kind of relaxation method like simulated annealing to home in on the correct answer.

Thanks

Hob

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# Apply Kirchoff's rules with a non-ohmic resistor?

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