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Homework Help: What is the Voltage Drop across a dependent current source?

  1. Aug 27, 2015 #1
    I want to calculate the Thevenin/Norton equivalent of a circuit with a dependent current source.
    I tried to analyse the circuit using loop equations but i don't know how to calculate the voltage drop across the current source.
    Any help would be appreciated.
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  3. Aug 27, 2015 #2


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    Welcome to the PF.

    Can you post the circuit diagram (upload it as an attachment), and show us what work you have done so far? :smile:
  4. Aug 28, 2015 #3


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    +1 to that.

    The voltage drop across a dependent current source depends on what it's connected to. As a hint, what would be the voltage be across an ordinary current source if it was a) open circuit b) short circuit?
  5. Aug 28, 2015 #4
    Thank you both for your answers!
    I will upload an attachment with the circuit today. I cannot do it now because i don't have my notes with me, but later in the day i will.
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