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Homework Help: Circuit Analysis - Simple supernoide question

  1. Mar 15, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Can a supernode have a resistor or any other element in it?

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I'm guessing it can because all voltage sources have internal resistance of some sort, and this can be represented by a resistor in series with a voltage source between two unknown node voltages, hence making it a supernode.

    I unfortunately couldn't find any examples of a supernode being formed with a resistor in it, so I was a bit suspicious.
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  3. Mar 16, 2012 #2

    rude man

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    No. A supernode can only exit if the constituent nodes are separated by hard voltages. At least, that's my understanding of a supernode. That term never existed in my day :blushing:
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