The superposition theorem for electrical circuits

  1. Hi fellow physicist!

    I have some trouble with finding a valid argument, for why the superposition theorem should be fulfilled for electrical circuits - there only containing resistors, capacitors and inductors - where the sources of the emf. are connected in series.

    Thanks in advance.
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  3. SteamKing

    SteamKing 10,972
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    Have you found any valid arguments why superposition shouldn't be valid for such circuits?
  4. NascentOxygen

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    It all hinges on the elements (incl. the sources) being linear over the whole range.
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