What's the difference?Did your instructor say "The is2 source delivers 8 miliwatts"? Or did he just say "The answer is 8 milliwatts."?
As you know. sometimes people are sloppy with signs, as they are also sloppy with units. I was considering the possibility that a sign was being ignored by saying the answer is 8 mw. Adding the word "delivered" provides some redundancy as a partial antidote for sloppiness. Since there is a dependent source in this circuit, there was the possibility that negative resistance might show up in the solution, which might lead to mistakes in signs.What's the difference?
If he said that the answer to part (c) is 8 mW, then doesn't that mean that the is2 source delivers 8 mW since part (c) explicitly asks for the power delivered by the is2 source.
This is why I recommend making a clear demarcation between the setup and the math handle cranking.You guys are always thinking the way I wish to think. Thank you for all your inputs as they will surely help to resolve future problems. The issue this time was my input to the calculator. I had punched a number wrong (multiple times) which lead me to believe that my equations were wrong somehow. Thanks again!