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Finding Thevenin Equivalent with Dependent Source

  1. Mar 27, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
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    I am trying to find the Thevenin Equivalent of this circuit

    2. Relevant equations
    Using KCL and node voltage

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I found the open circuit voltage for the thevenin voltage so far by the mesh current method, and now I am trying to find the closed circuit current. When I connect the short from A to B, that shorts out the resistor so there are two loops left. Now I'm confused at this step. There are only two nodes in the circuit left, and anywhere I try to write KCL or KVL equations I just get 0 = 0. How do I proceed forward?
     
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  3. Mar 27, 2016 #2

    gneill

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    If you have shorted AB then what is the potential across AB? How about the potential across the 50 k resistor?
     
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