Thevenin equivalent w/ dependent current source

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  1. gentlemanjack

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    Maybe I'm missing something obvious, but I don't understand this dependent current source.
    What current is controlling this dependent current source?
    I haven't come across an example where the diagram doesn't indicate what current is controlling the dependent source(except in the homework:confused:).
     
  2. gentlemanjack

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    I suppose when you short the circuit, the only current is through the 2kΩ resistor.
    I came up with 60V source with a 4/3kΩ resistor.
    (edit:using the current through the 2kΩ resistor as the current controlling the source.)
     
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  3. t_n_k

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    You are correct - there is no indication as to which branch is carrying the controlling current 'i'.

    The question needs more info.
     
  4. gentlemanjack

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    It was a typo.
    The controlling current is suppose to be down through the 4kΩ resistor.
     
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