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- I want to know what methods are typically made in analyzing a method.

I am close to graduating as an EE major but I have never been able to organize a step by step method on analyzing a circuit. It seems to me that every time I am trying to analize a circuit I end up with a bunch of equations and nothing more. I know that I should:

1. Know what I am solving for (Vout, Vin, Pout) and find equations in relation to that.

2. Use KVL, KCL, and Ohms law.

3. Note the number of unknowns in my equation and try to find that same number of equations.

Now using these three rules then I should be able to find anything I want in a circuit but usually I dont. Let us say I need to find Vout for a circuit. I usually find an equation, any one, that has Vout in it. I then find other equations using KVL and KCL but only enough to match the number of unknowns. I then end up with a bunch of equations where I cannot single out Vout to the left side of the equations like so:

$$V_{out} == right side$$

What should I be doing to actually get a good final equation?

1. Know what I am solving for (Vout, Vin, Pout) and find equations in relation to that.

2. Use KVL, KCL, and Ohms law.

3. Note the number of unknowns in my equation and try to find that same number of equations.

Now using these three rules then I should be able to find anything I want in a circuit but usually I dont. Let us say I need to find Vout for a circuit. I usually find an equation, any one, that has Vout in it. I then find other equations using KVL and KCL but only enough to match the number of unknowns. I then end up with a bunch of equations where I cannot single out Vout to the left side of the equations like so:

$$V_{out} == right side$$

What should I be doing to actually get a good final equation?