direction of current flow

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by sanjeedkm, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. sanjeedkm

    Thread Starter New Member

    Apr 11, 2011
    how you choose the direction of current flow in the volume 1 dc network analysis branch current method?
  2. StayatHomeElectronics

    Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2008
    From the article

    " In this method, we assume directions of currents in a network, then write equations describing their relationships to each other through Kirchhoff's and Ohm's Laws."

    It means you can pick the current directions any way you want. Solving the resulting equations will just give you a negative current if the direction you picked is opposite of the actual current.
  3. Wendy


    Mar 24, 2008
    Welcome to AAC! This should have been asked in the electronics chat area, for the reason above.

    To answer your question, look at the second sticky note on top of the Feedback and Suggestions forum, Conventional flow vs Electron Flow.