THE LEARNING GOALS FOR THIS CHAPTER ARE:
Be able to use Ohm's law to solve electric circuits
Be able to apply Kirchhoff's current law and Kirchhoffs voltage law to solve electric circuits
Know how to analyze single-loop and single-node-pair circuits
Know how to combine resistors in series and parallel
Be able to use voltage and current division to solve simple electric circuits
Understand when and how to apply wye-delta transformations in the analysis of electric circuits
Know how to analyze electric circuits containing dependent sources
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