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Homework Help: Calculation about dioide with ideal diode model method

  1. Sep 29, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    This problem is to find the I and V by ideal diode model method (assume there is no voltage drop and resistance within the diode)

    2. Relevant equations

    Just simple Ohm's Law equation

    3. The attempt at a solution

    First i assume the diode 2 is open, but i don't know how to calculate the equivalent resistance of the circuit? is that just all in series or R4+R2//R3+R1?

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    Last edited: Sep 29, 2007
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 3, 2007 #2
    I'm not sure what the V is referring to - remember the voltage is the difference in electric potential between TWO points, over an element.

    Nodal analysis might be a good start.
  4. Oct 3, 2007 #3
    If the diode is ideal i.e. has no voltage drop across it then the diodes are effectively shorts if they are forward biased. Based on this information, redraw the circuit and work from there.
  5. Oct 4, 2007 #4
  6. Mar 23, 2008 #5
    new problem

    The problem is:
    Find I current and potential V for this circuit!

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