i am having trouble to understand this one..

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by transgalactic, May 19, 2008.

  1. transgalactic

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Apr 29, 2008
    i am having this circuit:

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    and i am asked to find the NORTON and Thevenin constants for the circuit between "a" and "b" without the "e" component??

    without the "e" component this circuit is not complete

    i dont know how to recognize here the load resistor

    Last edited: May 19, 2008
  2. mentaaal

    Senior Member

    Oct 17, 2005
    The whole purpose of norton and thevenin circuits is to easily solve a network problem, but more than that, its useful for allowing the quick replacement of a particular load. With that in mind, the rest of the circuit gets modelled by either 1) a thevenin voltage source and a theven resistance or 2) a norton current source and a norton resistance. This is what they are asking you to do and can be done without the load resistor being stuck in. I am guessing that the big rectangle marked e is the load resistor...