Experiment # 5
Principle of Superposition
EE 300 Basic Electrical Engineering Lab
Scott Finnesand
Lab Partner: Adam Fergen
Date: 2/26/08
Instructor: Barun Ranjikar
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The objective of this experiment is to study the principle of superposition as
applied to linear electric circuits.
This will be accomplished by first analyzing the
circuits by hand and the circuits will be constructed in lab and measured experimentally.
Introduction:
The principle of superposition as applied to electronic circuits states that a
circuit can be broken down into much similar circuits to be analyzed and the sum of the
simplified circuits is equal to that the complex circuit.
In lab the circuit that will be
constructed consists of two power supplies, a 15V and 10V.
The principle of
superposition allows us to zero out one power supply and analyze it and then zero the
other power supply and analyze it again.
From this we can then add the currents and
voltages across various resistors to obtain the result for the much larger and complex
circuit.
The complex circuit is figure 1 and the simplified circuits with a zeroed power
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 Electrical Engineering, Superposition, Electrical network, Voltage drop, Complex Circuit, Basic Electrical Engineering Lab

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