Nodal Analysis Review Requested: Help Matt Out!

In summary, the conversation discusses the application of nodal analysis on a given circuit and asks for a review of the solution. The speaker also outlines two strategies for verifying the correctness of the solution.
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Homework Statement



Im tring to apply nodal analysis on the following, and would like to know if i have done this correctly. Can someone please review it.

[PLAIN]http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/5573/lastscanq.jpg

Thank you for your time.
Matt
 
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Let's see

Strategy I checking currents flow at node a make sense:

i1 = 1.33/5 = 0.266
i2 = (1.33-3)/1 = -1.67
i3 = (1.33-4*1.08)/5 = -0.598

Does that make sense?

Note: I plugged your final numbers, I might have misinterpreted what your numbers represent but just wanted to show how you verify your solution.
Strategy II checking if voltages make sense:
If the voltage at node a is vA
and does v0 same as you would get if you apply voltage divider on the most left branch?
 

Related to Nodal Analysis Review Requested: Help Matt Out!

1. What is nodal analysis?

Nodal analysis is a method used in circuit analysis that involves calculating the voltage at each node in a circuit by applying Kirchhoff's Current Law (KCL) and Ohm's Law.

2. Why is nodal analysis useful?

Nodal analysis is useful because it allows us to determine the voltage at any point in a circuit, which is essential for understanding how the circuit will behave and for designing and troubleshooting electronic systems.

3. How do you perform nodal analysis?

To perform nodal analysis, you first need to identify all the nodes in the circuit and assign a reference node. Then, you write out KCL equations for each node, using the equations to solve for the unknown node voltages. Finally, you can use Ohm's Law to calculate any currents in the circuit.

4. What are some tips for performing nodal analysis?

Some tips for performing nodal analysis include choosing a reference node that makes your calculations easier, labeling all the nodes and their corresponding voltages, and being consistent with your sign conventions for current and voltage directions.

5. Can you use nodal analysis for any circuit?

Yes, nodal analysis can be used for any circuit, as long as it is a linear circuit. This means that the circuit elements, such as resistors, must follow Ohm's Law and have a linear relationship between voltage and current.

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