Help with this circuit

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Pro.Z, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. Pro.Z

    Thread Starter New Member

    Oct 24, 2009
    Hello guys,

    My doctor gave us a quiz but I could not solve it

    I drew the circuit to try to solve but I was confused how to determine whether the resistors are in parallel or in series

    So please help me , I want detailed solving please


    And , could you please give me some difficult circuits so that I can practice and they should have only resistors and voltage sources or current sources

    thanks ,
    sorry for my bad drawing :D
  2. hgmjr


    Jan 28, 2005
    You could start by noting that the two 12 ohm resistors are in parallel so they can be replaced by a single 6 ohm resistor.

  3. Accipiter

    New Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    Do you know how to use Thevenin's theorem? If so, then you can apply it several times to this circuit in order to simplify things a bit.

    First, do like hgmjr said, and combine those two 12Ω resistors (Do you see why they are in parallel?). Then, you can combine it with the 4Ω resistor in series. Then, form the Thevenin equivalent circuit of the voltage source, 7Ω resistor, and your newly combined resistor. Just continue in like manner from there...
  4. Duane P Wetick

    Senior Member

    Apr 23, 2009
    It helps to redraw the circuit slightly, starting with the 2-12 ohm resistors in parallel, then solve the parallel networks, going from right to left.
  5. RiJoRI

    Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2007
    I was confused how to determine whether the resistors are in parallel or in series

    Call one end of a resistor "A", and the other "B". If both "A" ends of the resistors are connected, and both "B" ends of the resistor are connected, they are connected in parallel. If only one end (A-A, A-B, B-B, or B-A) are connected, they are in series.

    Note that while you are not getting a detailed solution, you ARE getting detailed help. (We won't be looking over your shoulder the next time you get a quiz! :~) )

  6. maxpower097

    Well-Known Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    Just read a great book that had a chapter on this. Check out "Electrical Engineering 101" 2nd Edition by Newnes books. It really is a great book. It basically follows the AAC's book but goes a little deeper. I don't think I can legally post the chapter so you'll have to get the book. :) Its well worth it though.