Best circuit theorem?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by curry87, May 10, 2011.

  1. curry87

    Thread Starter Member

    May 30, 2010
    Whats the easiest circuit theorem to use for your general hobbyist which requires the least amount of math to solve for unknown node voltages, currents though branches etc with a circuit comprising of multiple voltage/current sources ?
  2. kubeek

    AAC Fanatic!

    Sep 20, 2005
    For a general hobbyist, I would recomend something like Microcap, you just set up a simple circuit and see the voltages and currents, it even allows you to change values on the fly and see the results.

    Other than that, Kirchoffs and Ohms law are the basic you should use, but the calculations are quite lenghty in a more complex circuit.
  3. DerStrom8

    Well-Known Member

    Feb 20, 2011
    I would agree with kubeek, that Ohm's law and Kirchoff's law are some of the most useful theorums in electronics. However, as kubeek also said, the calculations can sometimes become fairly difficult. I would definitely still recommend learning them anyway, though. I cannot describe how helpful they have been to me in the past.
    Der Strom