Mesh analysis, 2 meshes 1 known current source

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Homework Statement


Find i1 in the following figure, given: Vs=10V, I=1A, R1=5, R2=2, R3=4

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Homework Equations


KVL


The Attempt at a Solution


Applying KVL to mesh 1:
Vs-i1R1-(i1-i2)R3=0
and i2=I=1A
So,
i1=(Vs+i2R3)/(R1+R3)=(10+1*4)/(5+4)=14/9=1.56 A

But book gives answer as 1.71 A.

Homework Statement





Homework Equations





The Attempt at a Solution

 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
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I also get the same answer when doing node analysis. I think this is just a book error, not in the errata.
 
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gneill
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I also get the same answer when doing node analysis. I think this is just a book error, not in the errata.


Looks like a book error; I agree with your result.
 

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