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Notation for marking the voltage drop in this picture

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When we write the V_0 on the right of the diagram as show below, between which two points does the voltage drop refer to? There are two nodes on the top correct? I am assuming the voltage drop refers to the two rightmost nodes.

I've tried to circle the nodes.

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http://i.imgur.com/kutasHe.png

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It's just a notation question.

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I am assuming the voltage drop refers to the two rightmost nodes.
Good assumption.

Boy, what a lousy problem.
 
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What is the rule for the notation in general?

Is it common to just mark voltage as height on the paper as opposed to between specific nodes?
 
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Are there standard conventions/notations for circuit diagrams? I'm certain there almost have to be. Are they universally applied? Not in the 50 odd years I've been deciphering them. Check NEMA, IEEE, Giaccaletto, Kaufman & Seidman, who else .....
 
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Because it's written beside an element, I'd say in general a marked voltage will be the voltage across that element. Yes, in this case it follows that it's the potential difference between the rightmost nodes.
 
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Because it's written beside an element, I'd say in general a marked voltage will be the voltage across that element.
And that element is the current generator. So the marked voltage is across it.
 

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