# need help on superposition prob.

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by Earless, Oct 1, 2007.

1. ### Earless Thread Starter Member

Aug 23, 2007
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Use superposition to obtain the voltage across each current source.

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I found the partial voltages v1 & v2 due to the 2A current source(shutting off the indep. voltage source), but i cant get the partial voltages due to the 3V voltage source(shutting of the indep. current source) can someone help!!

2. ### Earless Thread Starter Member

Aug 23, 2007
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What im asking is how do i find V1 and V2 if the circuit looked like this:

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Ive tried mesh and nodal analysis but keep getting the wrong answer, im confused on what to doo with the loop on the far left.

3. ### AlexK Active Member

May 23, 2007
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When using the superposition method you short circuit the independent
voltage sources and you CUTOFF the independent current sources.
Which means that you have an extra unneeded branch in the second circuit you showed.

4. ### Kango Active Member

Sep 22, 2007
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Can´t you just do a node analysis?

5. ### pinnacle06 Member

Feb 9, 2007
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this is correct... the short you have drawn should be an open

6. ### Earless Thread Starter Member

Aug 23, 2007
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Is this how the circuit should look?

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When i try to do nodal analysis what do i do with the 3v source?How do i incorporate it in my nodal equations?

7. ### Earless Thread Starter Member

Aug 23, 2007
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Ok i figured it out, i was doing my mesh currents all wrong!, Thnx for your replies!!

8. ### hgmjr Moderator

Jan 28, 2005
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So what were the values you obtained for V1 and V2?

hgmjr

9. ### Earless Thread Starter Member

Aug 23, 2007
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V1=1.967V and V2= -.0246, the mistake i made was i thought the mesh current i was the same as the current thru the 5 ohm resistor, so my equations were wrong.

10. ### hgmjr Moderator

Jan 28, 2005
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I don't get the values you calculated. Can you provide a scan of your handwritten calculations?

hgmjr

11. ### Earless Thread Starter Member

Aug 23, 2007
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The answers i got agree with the textbook solutions.

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