Maybe a dumb question....

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by PackratKing, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. PackratKing

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    Ok..............
    You got Ohms' Law.......
    Kirchoffs' law.........

    What, then, is the value of Thevenins' theorem. Some of his methods and terminology seem way out of left field ....... imho

    Or am I just too dense for my own good ? :p
     
  2. hgmjr

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    The real power of Thevenin's and Norton's is to reduce the complexity of a circuit so that it is more easily analyzed. At least that is the way I use it.

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  3. Audiofilo

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    sure, in exact sciences (like electronics) many theorem and laws seems no sense or obvious , but thank them you can carry out complex design, or get a mathematical model so you can study or design circuits at your desk. I remember studied complex maxwell´s law (used in electromagnetics fields) , I never use them in my projects, but you can be sure thats laws were useful in develope many other areas (cellular , WiFi or others).
     
  4. Dave

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    Thevenin's theorem (like Norton's theorem) is hugely valuable when doing any form of circuit modelling. Simplification is the key.

    Dave
     
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