# Simple Circuit THEVENIN or Norttons

• Engineering
• FahimP
In summary, the student is struggling with a problem that can be solved using the method of superposition. They have already solved it using this method, but are attempting to also solve it using Thevenin or Norton's theorem. They have tried multiple combinations but have not been successful. The student is seeking help and also mentions that their teacher said that these theorems can solve any problem.
FahimP

## Homework Statement

I have this problem its been bothering me for a while. The problem asks to be solved by method of superposition. I have already solved it but I am sure it can also be solved by thevenins or nortons. I can tried many different combinations but i can't seem to get it. Please take a look at it and let me know if it is possible or not.

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## Homework Equations

It is easily solvable by superposition but i think my teacher said that thevenin and nortons can solve " ANYTHING" so I am basically trying to apply that to everyproblem. But it doesn't work all the time .

## The Attempt at a Solution

i solved this problem by superposition i got -750 mA . I know its right . But when i try to solve it by thevenins or nortons i get stuck.

FahimP said:

## Homework Statement

I have this problem its been bothering me for a while. The problem asks to be solved by method of superposition. I have already solved it but I am sure it can also be solved by thevenins or nortons. I can tried many different combinations but i can't seem to get it. Please take a look at it and let me know if it is possible or not.

here is thelink to the picture

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w30/afghanplayr/1-2.png

## Homework Equations

It is easily solvable by superposition but i think my teacher said that thevenin and nortons can solve " ANYTHING" so I am basically trying to apply that to everyproblem. But it doesn't work all the time .

## The Attempt at a Solution

i solved this problem by superposition i got -750 mA . I know its right . But when i try to solve it by thevenins or nortons i get stuck.

A number of source transformations should be able to reduce that circuit down to something very simple.

If you want us to correct you on your attempt at solving the problem using Thevenin or Nortons theorem (or source transformations) then you are going to need to post your work.

## 1. What is a simple circuit?

A simple circuit is a basic electrical circuit that consists of a power source, a load, and conducting wires. It allows electricity to flow from the power source to the load and back to the power source.

## 2. What is the Thevenin theorem?

The Thevenin theorem states that any linear electrical network can be replaced by an equivalent circuit containing a single voltage source and a single resistance. This equivalent circuit is known as the Thevenin equivalent circuit.

## 3. How is Thevenin's theorem applied in circuit analysis?

Thevenin's theorem is used to simplify complex circuits into simpler circuits that are easier to analyze. By finding the Thevenin equivalent circuit, we can calculate the voltage and current at any point in the circuit.

## 4. What is the difference between Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits?

Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits are both simplifications of complex circuits, but they use different components. Thevenin equivalent circuits use a voltage source and a resistance, while Norton equivalent circuits use a current source and a resistance.

## 5. Can Thevenin or Norton equivalent circuits be used for nonlinear circuits?

No, Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits can only be used for linear circuits, where the current is directly proportional to the voltage. Nonlinear circuits have a nonlinear relationship between current and voltage, and therefore cannot be simplified using Thevenin or Norton's theorem.

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