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Branch Points and Independent Current

  1. Aug 19, 2005 #1
    What is the relationship between the number of branch points and the number of independent current in a circuit?
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  3. Aug 19, 2005 #2


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    The number of branch points minus the number of segments plus the number of loops is 2. Note, you count the exterior as a loop too! This is the Euler characteristic of a single connected graph.
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