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Note-A-Rific: Super Kirchhoff! It’s quite unlikely that you will ever be faced with a problem this difficult on any exam. Still, it’s important for you to see just how far reaching Kirchhoff’s Rules can be, and the way that they can be applied to difficult circuits. Kirchhoff really had circuits even more complex than this in mind when he developed his rules. Just look at the circuit diagram for a dishwasher and you’ll see how complex the circuits can be for an everyday device. Problem : Determine the current in each part of this circuit. Solution : To figure this out, you will need to also calculate the voltage drops in each part of the circuit. If you are ever asked to do a similar question where you are asked only for the voltage drops, do that question the same way as this one . I’ve put in some letters to divide up the parts of the circuit where something might happen to the voltage. Notice that in between the letters there is only one resistor or one battery… I’ve isolated the circuit into manageable parts.
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This note was uploaded on 02/29/2012 for the course PHYS 227 taught by Professor Rabe during the Fall '08 term at Rutgers.

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