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Homework Help: Thevenin's Theorem - Dependent Source + Resistor

  1. Oct 3, 2006 #1

    I'm having a bit of difficulty with this one. I spoke to my professor specifically about this problem, he worked through it, I understood him, and I worked through it later in the day. I still get it, I worked through it, and there's step at the end that we both did differently. It seems like a simple KCL thing, but here's the problem:

    Find the Thevenin equivalent of the network in the figure at the terminals A-B.
    http://synthdriven.com/images/deletable/EEN201-06.jpg [Broken]

    This is what I did:
    http://synthdriven.com/images/deletable/EEN201-07.jpg [Broken]

    Now, what we did differently was what I circled as step six. Focusing on Node 2. It was finding the incoming current from point A. I just used KCL because I had the two other currents, and that's what it looks like my professor did.

    However, he somehow gets 3Ix as an answer for Isc, which would give him a final answer of 333ohms.

    What exactly did he do? Or is he the one making the error??

    I get (5/2)Ix for Isc, which gives me 400ohms as a final answer.

    Last edited by a moderator: May 2, 2017
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 4, 2006 #2
    Your solution looks good to me.
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