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One method of solving simultaneous equations involves Cramer’s rule,
which allows us to calculate circuit variables as a quotient of determinants.
The examples in the chapter will illustrate this method; Appendix A also
brieﬂy summarizes the essentials the reader needs to know for applying
Also in this chapter, we introduce the use of PSpice for Windows, a
circuit simulation computer software program that we will use throughout
the text. Finally, we apply the techniques learned in this chapter to analyze
transistor circuits. 3.2 NODAL ANALYSIS
Nodal analysis provides a general procedure for analyzing circuits using
node voltages as the circuit variables. Choosing node voltages instead
of element voltages as circuit variables is convenient and reduces the
number of equations one must solve simultaneously.
To simplify matters, we shall assume in this section that circuits do
not contain voltage sources. Circuits that contain voltage sources will be
analyzed in the n...
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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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