# 31 the type of ground in fig 31b is called a chassis

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Unformatted text preview: ee symbols in Fig. 3.1. The type of ground in Fig. 3.1(b) is called a chassis ground and is used in devices where the case, enclosure, or chassis acts as a reference point for all circuits. When the potential of the earth is used as reference, we use the earth ground in Fig. 3.1(a) or (c). We shall always use the symbol in Fig. 3.1(b). Once we have selected a reference node, we assign voltage designations to nonreference nodes. Consider, for example, the circuit in Fig. 3.2(a). Node 0 is the reference node (v = 0), while nodes 1 and 2 are assigned voltages v1 and v2 , respectively. Keep in mind that the node voltages are deﬁned with respect to the reference node. As illustrated in Fig. 3.2(a), each node voltage is the voltage rise from the reference node to the corresponding nonreference node or simply the voltage of that node with respect to the reference node. As the second step, we apply KCL to each nonreference node in the circuit. To avoid putting too much information on the same circuit...
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## This note was uploaded on 07/16/2012 for the course KA KA 2000 taught by Professor Bkav during the Spring '12 term at Cambridge.

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