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Engineering Circuit Analysis: International Student Version, Tenth Edition by R. Mark Nelms, J. David Irwin

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Chapter 3. NODAL AND LOOP ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES

NODAL AND LOOP ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES

THE LEARNING GOALS FOR THIS CHAPTER ARE:

  • Be able to calculate all currents and voltages in circuits that contain multiple nodes and loops

  • Learn to employ Kirchhoff's current law (KCL) to perform a nodal analysis to determine all the node voltages in a circuit

  • Learn to employ Kirchhoff's voltage law (KVL) to perform a loop analysis to determine all the loop currents in a network

  • Be able to ascertain which of the two analysis techniques should be utilized to solve a particular problem

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