# Mmm...Current sauce...

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by Bemcma3, Sep 11, 2009.

1. ### Bemcma3 Thread Starter New Member

Aug 14, 2009
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Hey,

If I were trying to solve this circuit for Vout by simultaneous equations or gaussian elimination, which node would be best to consider as my ground? I'm getting a little confused about the effects of the current sources, can anyone explain their effect and how to consider them within the circuit?

2. ### Ratch New Member

Mar 20, 2007
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Bemcma3,

If I were going to solve this circuit using the single node method, then I would chose the center node for ground reference, because it connects to the most branches. But instead, on this problem, I would combine the center node with the south node into a supernode, and use the supernode method to eliminate one solution equation.

Current sources have very profound effects on circuits, as much as voltage sources do. They are included in node and loop equations as are voltage sources and cannot be ignored. A good textbook is your friend in how to do this.

Ratch