Source Transformation

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p75213

Joined May 24, 2011
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Hi Guys,
I would appreciate if somebody could give me a hand with the attached exercise. It's easy enough to solve using nodal analysis but I am feeling a bit stumped trying to solve it using source transformation.
 

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p75213

Joined May 24, 2011
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Well I can't replace the 4A current source with a voltage source because then current ix disappears. If I replace the dependant voltage source with a current source I get a dependant current source of 2ix/5 A parallel with a 5 ohm resistor. I cant combine the 5 and 10 ohms resistors as current ix disappears.
I am pretty much stuck at this point.
 

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Jony130

Joined Feb 17, 2009
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You are doing good job with the problem.
You can not simplifier the circuit more. So all you have to do now is to star finding Ix.
 

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p75213

Joined May 24, 2011
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It's easy enough to then find ix using nodal analysis, however I can't see the point as it was simpler to do this first up without bothering with the source transformation.
 
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