For a given circuit, a connection of two or more elements is called a NODE. The particular circuit shown in figure 1 depicts an example of a node. Figure.1: Circuit for Kirchhoff’s Current Law We now present the Kirchhoff’s current law which is essentially the law of conservation of electric …

Read More »## RC Series Circuit Analysis | RC Time Constant

In the case of a resistive-capacitive (RC) series circuit, when the supply is first switched on the charging current is initially at its maximum level, then it gradually falls to zero. The capacitor voltage is zero at first and grows gradually to its maximum level. As with the RL Circuit, …

Read More »## Resistors in Series and Parallel

Learning Outcomes Calculate the total resistance of different resistor combinations i.e., series, parallel, and series-parallel. Show how resistors are used as voltage and current dividers. Calculate the resistance and wattage value for a series voltage dropping resistor. Individual resistors can be connected together in a series connection, a parallel connection, …

Read More »## Capacitors in Series and Capacitors in Parallel

A capacitor is a passive device which stores energy in an electric field and opposes the change in voltage. An electric field can be created by placing two conducting plates in parallel and having one plate more positive than other as shown in fig. The material between two plates is …

Read More »## RL Series Circuit Analysis

When a resistive-inductive (RL) series circuit has its supply voltage switched on, the inductance produces an initial maximum level of counter-emf that gradually falls to zero. The circuit current is zero initially and grows gradually to its maximum level. The behavior of an RL series circuit is most easily understood …

Read More »## Inductors in Series and Parallel | Energy Stored in Inductor

When a conductor has current through it, it becomes surrounded by an electromagnetic field. This field leads to a property known as inductance (L), which opposes any change in the current. Inductors are components that are designed to have this property. In this module, we will discuss the basic construction of …

Read More »## Mutual Inductance and Self Inductance | Formula & Example

Electromagnetic induction occurs when a magnetic flux in motion with respect to a single conductor or a coil induces an emf in the conductor or coil. Because the growth or decline of current through a coil generates a changing flux, an emf is induced in the coil by its own …

Read More »## Superposition Theorem

Superposition theorem is stated as follows: The current is any circuit element or voltage across any element of a linear bilateral network is the algebraic sum of the currents or voltages separately produced by each source of energy. Simultaneous equations may be avoided in the solution of a complex network …

Read More »## Norton’s Theorem | Norton’s Equivalent Circuit

Norton’s Theorem states that: Suppose we are given an arbitrary circuit containing any or all of the following elements: resistors, voltage sources, current sources (the source can be dependent as well as independent). Let us identify a pair of nodes, say node a and b, such that the circuit can …

Read More »## Thevenin’s Theorem | Thevenin’s Equivalent Circuit

Thevenin’s Theorem Definition Suppose we are given an arbitrary circuit containing any or all of the following elements: resistors, voltage sources, current sources (the source can be dependent as well as independent). Let us identify a pair of nodes, say node a and b, such that the circuit can be …

Read More »## Star Delta Transformation and Delta Star Transformation

Wye (Star) and Delta networks identified for conversion in converting between types. In the Wye (Star) networks, each resistor is named for the terminal it is connected to: Ra, Rb, and Rc. For the Delta (Pie) networks, each resistor is named for the two terminals it is connected across: Rab, …

Read More »## Metric Units of Measurement SI Units

SI units are most widely used units of measurement belong to an international system of units which is also known as SI or Metric System. SI comprises of three main categories which are prefixes, base units and derived units. SI base units are seven which are defined as; Length (Meter) …

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