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currents are required, it may be better to use mesh analysis.
It is helpful to be familiar with both methods of analysis, for at least
two reasons. First, one method can be used to check the results from the
other method, if possible. Second, since each method has its limitations,
only one method may be suitable for a particular problem. For example, | e-Text Main Menu | Textbook Table of Contents | Problem Solving Workbook Contents 99 100 PART 1 DC Circuits mesh analysis is the only method to use in analyzing transistor circuits,
as we shall see in Section 3.9. But mesh analysis cannot easily be used to
solve an op amp circuit, as we shall see in Chapter 5, because there is no
direct way to obtain the voltage across the op amp itself. For nonplanar
networks, nodal analysis is the only option, because mesh analysis only
applies to planar networks. Also, nodal analysis is more amenable to
solution by computer, as it is easy to program. This allows one to analyze
complicated circuits that defy hand calculation. A computer softwar...
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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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