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Norton's theorem

  1. Jul 17, 2014 #1
    for finding the current through the load we short the load terminals and deactivate the independent sources..but if there are dependent sources ..will the current become zero through the load...?? because its stated in my reference book..iof so.. what's the reason..?? being dependent source..how does it affect supplying current to the terminals??
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  3. Jul 17, 2014 #2
    you aren't deactivating the sources. You are solving the circuit, which may include deactivating the independent sources one at a time (superposition)
  4. Jul 17, 2014 #3
    what is the reason of Isc or shortcircuit current to be zero???
  5. Jul 17, 2014 #4
    it shouldn't be zero except in a few special cases.
  6. Jul 17, 2014 #5
    n what are those spcl cases???
  7. Jul 18, 2014 #6

    jim hardy

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    from PF guidelines:
  8. Jul 19, 2014 #7
    And what are those special cases???
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