# Power Dissipation

1. Jan 30, 2007

### suspenc3

I was asked to first find a few things using supersposition (A few voltages). Now it says to find the TOTAL power dissipated and there are two answers. Do I just find out all the currents(to find out all the voltages across each resitor)etc...and then sum up all the $$\frac{v^2}{R}$$'s for both of the circuits(There are two circuits..two baterries which were each shorted)?

2. Jan 30, 2007

### Staff: Mentor

Power will be supplied by the batteries and dissipated by the resistive elements. To find out the power dissipated by each resistive element, you can find either the current through it, or the voltage across it.