Voltage Difference

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by xiahbaby, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. xiahbaby

    Thread Starter New Member

    Feb 4, 2009

    Can anyone tell me why when I'm asked to find the voltage difference between point A and point B, my I8 has to be negative?

    And is the answer given wrong since I'm supposed to add I9 but then on the next line of equation it is minus instead

    P/s: the answer is given by my lecturer... but I don't think it is right.
  2. t_n_k

    AAC Fanatic!

    Mar 6, 2009
    Vab=14V is correct.

    The orientation of the 80V source should give a clue as to the direction of I9 - i.e. opposite to that shown by its arrow on the schematic.
  3. recca02

    Senior Member

    Apr 2, 2007
    Again the same direction of current assumed versus the actual direction of current situation. Since they are both opposite, you attach a -ve sign to the actual current.

    Solve the question yourself to see if your lecturer is wrong ;).