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How to do this node analysis

  1. Aug 8, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Using mesh analysis work out the currents flow through each of the three meshes. From these current values calculate the voltage of node A and node B with respect to the ground node. XX V has a value of 13.


    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Well I figured out the mesh analysis easy enough. Obtaining, I1=.046, I2=.398 and I3=-.5908. Got to the node analysis and haven't got a clue. I came up with

    1. V1/15 = 3 + [V1 -(V2+30)/40] + [V1-V2]/10

    2. [V1-V2]/10 + [V1 -(V2+300)/40] = V2/20 + [(V2+17)/25]

    Which gave me V1 = 187.5
    V2 = 105.5
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  3. Aug 9, 2008 #2


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    In your two equations there is a term where you mix voltages and currents:
    1. [V1 -(V2+30)/40] where V1 is a voltage and (V2+30)/40 is a current
    2. [V1 -(V2+300)/40] the same

    Redo your equations
  4. Aug 13, 2008 #3
    [V1 -(V2+30)/40] is actually incorrectly input. It should be (V1-V2-30)/40. Not sur if that changes anything, but I think it should
  5. Aug 14, 2008 #4


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    It changes, but it is not correct yet. According to KCL, the sum of the currents out of a node must be zero. Using your reference it should be:
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