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Nodal Analysis Problem (Basic Circuit Analysis)

  1. May 11, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Find v1 and v2 from the given picture.

    2. Relevant equations

    Ohm's law, V=IR
    Current Division

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I tried to use current division. The 6A source split into 2, giving 2A down the 8 ohm resistor and 4 amperes down the 4 ohm resistor. Since 10A goes out of the second node, 6A must come up from the ground.

    I know one equation would be (V2-V1) = 16. I just can't seem to find the other equation. =/

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  3. May 13, 2009 #2
    Try Kirchhoff's circuit laws

    You have three loop.

    Besides, 8 Ohm:(4+2) Ohm
  4. Sep 30, 2009 #3
    do you have the answers
    I got v1 = 4.2 A & v2 = 16.8
    and voltage = 33.6
    I want to know if I did it right or not
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