Problem:
Find the power absorbed by the 2 A current source in this circuit (HINT: CHOOSE A REFERENCE)
I chose the reference point to be the node where the two independent current sources and the independent voltage source meet.
The obvious equations appear to be:
V_1  V_2 = 5V_delta
V_1  V_5 = V_delta
V_1  V_4 = V_x
V_4  V_6 = 4i_delta
(V_2  V_5) / 4 = i_delta
V_2  V_5 = V_4  V_6 = 4i_delta
The circuit to be analyzed is in the png file and my work is in the attached pdf. The first page is Xed out because I felt like I was getting nowhere and needed a fresh start.
Nodal analysis seems to be the way to go, but I'm struggling to see how I can solve this quickly without making a large number of equations for a matrix. I was given this problem and really, really struggled with it. It's nothing like the homework that we've done, so maybe there's a leap of logic that I'm missing. Thanks in advance!
Find the power absorbed by the 2 A current source in this circuit (HINT: CHOOSE A REFERENCE)
I chose the reference point to be the node where the two independent current sources and the independent voltage source meet.
The obvious equations appear to be:
V_1  V_2 = 5V_delta
V_1  V_5 = V_delta
V_1  V_4 = V_x
V_4  V_6 = 4i_delta
(V_2  V_5) / 4 = i_delta
V_2  V_5 = V_4  V_6 = 4i_delta
The circuit to be analyzed is in the png file and my work is in the attached pdf. The first page is Xed out because I felt like I was getting nowhere and needed a fresh start.
Nodal analysis seems to be the way to go, but I'm struggling to see how I can solve this quickly without making a large number of equations for a matrix. I was given this problem and really, really struggled with it. It's nothing like the homework that we've done, so maybe there's a leap of logic that I'm missing. Thanks in advance!
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