Network Theorems

Network Theorems provides an overview of fundamental circuit analysis techniques. The student will learn the methods used to solve problems using loop analysis, Nodal analysis, Thvenin's theorem, Norton's theorem, and the Superposition theorem. The maximum power transfer theorem is emphasized by demonstrating both theoretical and practical considerations of power expended versus power consumed. This module also covers Millman's theorem and the conversion voltage and current sources.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this module the student will be able to:

  • Apply loop analysis to DC circuits.
  • Define nodal analysis.
  • Explain Thvenin's theorem and its application to circuit analysis.
  • Define Norton's theorem and understand how to use it to reduce a DC circuit to a simple equivalent.
  • Convert voltage sources to current sources, and vice versa.
  • Use Millman's theorem to reduce multiple voltage sources in parallel to a single equivalent voltage source.
  • Apply superposition to a circuit with more than one voltage or current source.
  • Define the maximum power transfer theorem.