Source Transformation

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by p75213, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. p75213

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    May 24, 2011
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    Hi Guys,
    I would appreciate if somebody could give me a hand with the attached exercise. It's easy enough to solve using nodal analysis but I am feeling a bit stumped trying to solve it using source transformation.
     
  2. Jony130

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    Show as your attempt to solve the problem so that we can help you.
     
  3. p75213

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    May 24, 2011
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    Well I can't replace the 4A current source with a voltage source because then current ix disappears. If I replace the dependant voltage source with a current source I get a dependant current source of 2ix/5 A parallel with a 5 ohm resistor. I cant combine the 5 and 10 ohms resistors as current ix disappears.
    I am pretty much stuck at this point.
     
  4. Jony130

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    You are doing good job with the problem.
    You can not simplifier the circuit more. So all you have to do now is to star finding Ix.
     
  5. p75213

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    It's easy enough to then find ix using nodal analysis, however I can't see the point as it was simpler to do this first up without bothering with the source transformation.
     
  6. t_n_k

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    You could also do it this way.
     
  7. p75213

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    Very elegant tnk. I think this is the solution the authors intended.
    Thanks :)
     
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