Kirchhoff's Rules

1. May 11, 2006

sap_54

I understand (or at least thought I did) :D Kirchhoff's rules. When I got to this circuit; however, I got a wee bit confused. The arrows indicate where I placed my three arbitrary currents. When writing equations for the two smaller loops (the ones on the left), I didn't know which current to use for the middle portion (in red). Should I add another current here?

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2. May 12, 2006

Staff: Mentor

I recommend that you use the branch current method to solve these kinds of problems: Assign each distinct branch its own current. (In this circuit, I see 6 branches.)

3. May 12, 2006