Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH152/April 2011/Question A 09
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Question A 09 

List the unknowns in the linear system for this circuit using the technique for loop currents you learned in the computer labs this term. 
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Hint 

Recall that if there are n loops and m current sources then we have n+m unknowns. 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. From the current loop rule we know that each loop gets its own current which is an unknown for the system. We also need an unknown for the voltage drop that occurs across each current source. Since we have four loops we have 4 loop currents, and we have two current sources so we have 2 unknown voltage drops for source E1 and for current source E2. Therefore in total we have 6 unknowns for our linear system,
