Basic laws of electric circuits

Basic laws of electric circuits

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The book chapter presents the basic laws of electric circuits by considering: power and energy; Kirchhoff's voltage law; Kirchhoff's current law and voltage sources and current sources.

Chapter Contents:

  • 2.1 Power and energy
  • 2.1.1 Work
  • 2.1.2 Energy
  • 2.1.3 Power
  • 2.1.4 Electric power
  • 2.1.5 The reference direction of power
  • 2.2 Kirchhoff's voltage law
  • 2.2.1 Closed-loop circuit
  • 2.2.2 Kirchhoff's voltage law (KVL) # 1
  • 2.2.3 Kirchhoff's voltage law (KVL) # 2
  • 2.2.4 Experimental circuit of KVL
  • 2.2.5 KVL extension
  • 2.3 Kirchhoff's current law
  • 2.3.1 Kirchhoff's current law (KCL) # 1
  • 2.3.2 Kirchhoff's current law (KCL) # 2
  • 2.3.3 Physical property of KCL
  • 2.3.4 Procedure to solve a complicated problem
  • 2.3.5 Supernode
  • 2.3.6 Some important circuit terminologies
  • 2.4 Voltage source and current source
  • 2.4.1 Ideal voltage source
  • 2.4.2 Real voltage source
  • 2.4.3 Ideal current source
  • 2.4.4 Real current source
  • Summary
  • Practice problems

Inspec keywords: circuit theory; networks (circuits); physics fundamentals; constant current sources

Other keywords: Kirchhoff's voltage law; Kirchhoff's current law; power; electric circuits; basic laws; current source; voltage source; energy

Subjects: Circuit theory; Electronic circuits

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