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Mesh-Current and Node-Voltage Analysis

OBJECTIVES

In this chapter you will learn about:

  • Matrices and determinants
  • Solution of simultaneous equations using determinants
  • Gauss elimination technique
  • Network analysis by mesh currents
  • Network analysis by node-pair voltages
  • Comparison between the two methods of analysis
  • Deciding which analysis technique to use
  • Solution of simple resistive networks
  • Node voltages and mesh currents
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6.1  INTRODUCTION

When Kirchhoff’s laws are applied to electrical circuits, the result is simultaneous equations, which need to be solved. If two loops are involved, two simultaneous equations containing two unknowns ...

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