# Circuit Analysis: Current flowing from negative to positive?

1. Jun 21, 2012

### t_jorgic

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

http://images.4chan.org/sci/src/1340320682704.jpg [Broken]

I am to write KCL equations for this circuit. Why is it that the current flowing AWAY from Node C is written as V2(t). I thought that when a current was flowing AWAY from a node, the current would be -V2(t)??

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3. The attempt at a solution

My guess is this.

Normally a current flows from + to -. If this is true then:
> Current is negative when flowing away from a node and positive when flowing toward a node.

Unless the polarity is switched (like it is in the circuit diagram in which case, the sign if the current is switched? But i dont know if this is true or not. can anyone confirm or deny this?
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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2. Jun 21, 2012

### phinds

It would be helpful if you would show the circuit you are talking about.

Just listing an entire web site is not helpful