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Homework Help: Norton's Equivalent - What do you do in this situation?

  1. May 24, 2016 #1
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    So I have managed to get part of the way through solving a circuit that is being made into a Norton's equivalent circuit. But now I'm stuck on the Isc part. I know I have to use the current divider rule, but I'm not sure how to use it in this situation.

    Here's a diagram:
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  3. May 24, 2016 #2


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    What is your equation for current through R2 in the circuit you have drawn?

    ⏩ Hint: it is always a good idea to redraw schematics while you mull over what approach to take; perhaps redraw multiple ways. Redrawing a circuit in a simpler/neater/alternative way engages the brain in considering different ways of viewing the connections, and often brings sudden insight.
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