Another is Kirchhoff's voltage law. Kirchhoff's voltage law is also known as Kirchhoff'ssecond law, a closed circuit law, and Kirchhoff's loop law. The algebraic sum of the voltage(potential) differences in any loop must equal zero.(This circuit is a closed circuit) Anycomplex circuit can be divided into many closed circuits. This law means that in the circuitthere is an electric cell and electric resistance. The electric cell gives the charge aelectromotiveforce, and then the electric resistance dissipates this force. But in electricresistance if the direction is opposite of the current's direction, this electric resistance adds tothe electromotive force. This Kirchhoff's second law is based on potential energy preservation law.
SOME BASIC POINTS FOR KCL LAW
Positive and Negative Signs in Kirchhoff's Voltage Law
ApplicationApplication of Kirchoff's Circuit Laws
SOME BASIC POINTS FOR KCL LAW:-
When analysing either DC circuits or AC circuits using
Kirchoff's Circuit Laws
a number of definitions and terminologies are used to describe the parts of the circuit being analysedsuch as: node, paths, branches, loops and meshes. These terms are used frequently in circuitanalysis so it is important to understand them.
- a circuit is a closed loop conducting path in which an electrical currentflows.
- a line of connecting elements or sources with no elements or sources includedmore than once.
- a node is a junction, connection or terminal within a circuit were two or morecircuit elements are connected or joined together giving a connection point between two or more branches. A node is indicated by a dot.