Superposition theorem problem

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by A.Zanev, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. A.Zanev

    Thread Starter New Member

    Feb 10, 2015
    Hello guys i am studying electronics for half an year and i need help with the superposition theorem. I have been headbanging for about 2 days now and i cant get up with an adequate answer corresponding to what MultiSim (software) had shown me as a value. Can any of you please give me an explanation about that particular one. I have been reading about it but never saw anything close to my example.. :/ any help will be appreciated! What i get as a results: Total resistance 1955Ohm corresponding to both sources. Its1 = 0.001023 A Its2 =0.001534 A. please dont let those numbers fool you, those are my calculations and at this point i am a bit unsure in myself. Best regards from one new forum member! Untitled.jpg

    New Member

    Feb 9, 2015
    try eliminate dat 3v,replace it with a short, which means will be left with one power source (2v) and then find total resistance of the cct,find current flowing thru each resistor.
    repeat the procedure using 3v battery alone.
    hop this gona work
  3. Dodgydave

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jun 22, 2012
    approx 460micro Amps
  4. A.Zanev

    Thread Starter New Member

    Feb 10, 2015
    Can you please tell me how did you get there ?
  5. tindel

    Well-Known Member

    Sep 16, 2012
    Superposition is one of the most important theorems in electrical engineering. I use it somewhat regularly in my engineering (maybe 2 to 3 times a month). It is very important that you understand this concept. I put superposition up there with ohms law, Norton and Thevenin equivalents, etc.

    Follow these easy steps:
    1. Set all but one power source to 0. Meaning that if you set a voltage source to 0V, that it's shorted, and if you set a current source to 0A, that it is open circuit.
    2. Calculate the current or voltage at the point of interest, in your case R4.
    3. Continue do do steps 1 and 2 for each power source in your circuit.
    4. Sum the results that you get together.

    Using these steps... how would you solve the problem? Please post your results in detail. You'll find that this forum is willing to help, but generally not willing to give you the answer - at least not with any details as to how we arrived at the answer.