Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Mesh current analysis

  1. Jul 30, 2008 #1
    hello, while doing the mesh analysis what do you substract to what to get the current that is in the middle of two loops what is the rule to get i1 - i2 or i2 - i1 it depends on what ? thanks in advance for the help :smile:
  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 30, 2008 #2


    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    You call it the same current. Only label the current in each leg once, and keep using that label for each equation that involves that element. Does that make sense?
  4. Jul 30, 2008 #3
    Either way you do it, you make an assumption to which current is larger. If your answer is negative, your assumption was backwards.
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook