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# Chapter 5 Solution

P5.2- 2, 3, 6
P5.3-3, 5, 8, 15
P5.4-3, 6, 8, 16
P5.5-2, 4, 6, 11
P5.6-2, 4, 9

## P 5.2-2 Consider the circuit of Figure P 5.2-2.

Find ia by simplifying the circuit (using source
transformations) to a single-loop circuit so that
you need to write only one KVL equation to find
ia.
Figure P 5.2-2
Solution:

10 + 3 ia + 4 ia

16
= 0
3

ia=

2.19 A

## P 5.2-3 Find vo using source

transformations if i = 5/2 A in the
circuit shown in Figure P 5.2-3.
Hint: Reduce the circuit to a
single mesh that contains the
voltage source labeled vo.
Figure P 5.2-3
Solution:

## Source transformation at left; equivalent resistor for parallel 6 and 3 resistors:

Equivalents for series resistors, series voltage source at left; series resistors, then source transformation at
top:

## Finally, apply KVL to loop

6 + i (9 + 19) 36 vo =0
i=
5 / 2 vo =
42 + 28 (5 / 2) =
28 V
(checked using LNAP 8/15/02)

## P 5.2-6 Use source transformations to find

the value of the voltage va in Figure P 5.2-6.

Figure P 5.2-6
Solution:
A source transformation on the right side of the circuit, followed by replacing series resistors with an
equivalent resistor:

Source transformations on both the right side and the left side of the circuit:

Replacing parallel resistors with an equivalent resistor and also replacing parallel current sources with an
equivalent current source:

=
va

Finally,

50 (100 )
100
=
( 0.21) 7 V
( 0.21) =
50 + 100
3

## (checked using LNAP 8/15/02)

P5.3-3
The circuit shown in Figure P5.3-3 has two inputs, vs and is, and one output io. The output is related to the
inputs by the equation
=
io a is + b vs
Given the following two facts:
The output is io = 0.45 A when the inputs are is = 0.25 A and vs = 15 V.
and
The output is io = 0.30 A when the inputs are is = 0.50 A and vs = 0 V.
Determine the values of the constants a and b and the values of the resistances are R 1 and R 2.
Answers: a = 0.6 A/A, b = 0.02 A/V, R 1 = 30 and R 2 = 20 .

Figure P5.3-3
Solution:
From the 1st fact:
=
0.45 a ( 0.25 ) + b (15 )
From the 2nd fact:
0.30
0.30 = a ( 0.50 ) + b ( 0 ) a =
= 0.60
0.50
Substituting gives

=
0.45

b
( 0.60 )( 0.25) + b (15) =

a=
i s i o1
= io
so

0.60
=

R1
R1 + R 2

R1
=
i
v s =0
R1 + R 2 s

3 R2
2 R=
1

= 0.02
15

and
so

= io =
b v=
i o2
s
i s =0

0.02 =

1
R1 + R 2

vs
R1 + R 2

R1 + R 2 =

1
= 50
0.02

## Solving these equations gives R 1 = 30 and R 2 = 20 .

Figure P5.3-5
P5.3-5 Determine v(t), the voltage across the vertical resistor in the circuit in Figure P5.3-5.
Solution;
Well use superposition. Let v1(t) the be the part of v(t) due to the voltage source acting alone. Similarly,
let v2(t) the be the part of v(t) due to the voltage source acting alone. We can use these circuits to calculate
v1(t) and v2(t).

Notice that v1(t) is the voltage across parallel resistors. Using equivalent resistance, we calculate 40||10 = 8
. Next, using voltage division we calculate
8
=
v1 ( t ) =
(12 ) 2 V
8 + 40
Similarly v2(t) is the voltage across parallel resistors Using equivalent resistance we first determine 40||40
= 20 and then calculate

20
=
(12 cos ( 5t ) ) 8cos ( 5t ) V
10 + 20
v (t ) =
v1 ( t ) + v 2 ( t ) =
2 + 8cos ( 5 t ) V

=
v 2 (t )
Using superposition

## P 5.3-8 Use superposition to find the value of

the current ix in Figure P 5.3-8.
Figure P5.3-8
Solution:
Consider 8 V source only (open the 2 A source)

## Let i1 be the part of ix due to the 8 V

voltage source.
Apply KVL to the supermesh:

6 ( i1 ) + 3 ( i1 ) + 3 ( i1 ) 8 =
0
8 2
=
A
12 3
Let i2 be the part of ix due to the 2 A
current source.
=
i1

## Apply KVL to the supermesh:

6 ( i 2 ) + 3 ( i 2 + 2 ) + 3 i2 =
0
i2 =

Finally,

6
1
= A
12
2

2 1 1
i x = i1 + i 2 = = A
3 2 6

## P 5.3-15 The circuit shown in Figure P 5.3-15 has

three inputs: v1, i2, and v3. The output of the circuit is the
current io. The output of the circuit is related to the
inputs by
i1 = avo + bv2 + ci3
where a, b, and c are constants. Determine the values of
a, b, and c.

Figure P 5.3-15
Solution:

v1
10
10
20

io =

i2

10 + 40 20 + 12 + ( 40 10 ) 10 + 40 20 + 12 + ( 40 10 )

v3
20 + 12
+

40 + ( 20 + 12 ) 10 + 40 ( 20 + 12 )

1
1
1
io =
v1 + i 2 +
v3
200
10
62.5
So

a=
0.05, b =
0.1 and c =
0.016
(checked: LNAP 6/19/04)

P 5.4-3 The circuit shown in Figure P 5.4-3b is the Thvenin equivalent circuit of the circuit shown in
Figure P 5.4-3a. Find the value of the open-circuit voltage, voc, and Thvenin resistance, Rt.
Answer: voc = 2 V and Rt = 4

Figure P 5.4-3
Solution:
The circuit from Figure P5.4-3a can be reduced to its Thevenin equivalent circuit in five steps:

(a)

(c)
(b)

(d)
(e)
Comparing (e) to Figure P5.4-3b shows that the Thevenin resistance is Rt = 4 and the open circuit
voltage, voc = 2 V.
(checked using LNAP 8/15/02)

## P 5.4-6 Find the Thvenin equivalent circuit

for the circuit shown in Figure P 5.4-6.

Figure P 5.4-6
Solution:
Find voc:

2 va va va
=
+ 3 + 0 va = 18 V
3
6
The voltage across the right-hand 3 resistor is zero so: va = voc = 18 V
Apply KCL at the top, middle node:

Find isc:

v
2 va va va
= +3+ a
3
6
3

va =18 V

Finally:

i sc =

va 18
=
= 6 V
3
3

v
18
R t = oc = =3
i sc 6

## P 5.4-8 A resistor, R, was connected to a circuit

box as shown in Figure P 5.4-8. The voltage, v,
was measured. The resistance was changed, and
the voltage was measured again. The results are
shown in the table. Determine the Thvenin
equivalent of the circuit within the box and predict
the voltage, v, when R = 8 k.

Figure P 5.4-8

Solution:
From the given data:
2000

voc
R t + 2000
voc = 1.2 V

1600
4000
Rt =
2=
voc
R t + 4000

6=

When R = 8000 ,
v=

R
voc
Rt + R

=
v

## P 5.4-16 An ideal voltmeter is modeled as an

open circuit. A more realistic model of a
voltmeter is a large resistance. Figure P 5.416a shows a circuit with a voltmeter that
measures the voltage vm. In Figure P 5.4-16b
the voltmeter is replaced by the model of an
ideal voltmeter, an open circuit. The voltmeter
measures vmi, the ideal value of vm.
As Rm , the voltmeter becomes an ideal
voltmeter and vm vmi. When Rm < , the
voltmeter is not ideal and vm > vmi. The
difference between vm and vmi is a
measurement error caused by the fact that the
voltmeter is not ideal.
(a)

(b)

8000
=
(1.2 ) 1.5 V
1600 + 8000

## occurs when Rm = 1000 as a

percentage of vmi.
(c)

## Determine the minimum value of Rm

required to ensure that the measurement
error is smaller than 2 percent of vmi.

Figure P 5.4-16
Solution: Replace the circuit by its Thevenin equivalent circuit:

(a)

=
v mi

Rm
vm =
5
R m + 50

lim v m 5 V
=

R m

## (b) When R m = 1000 , v m = 4.763 V so

% error =

(c)

Rm
5
5
R m + 50

0.02
5

5 4.762
100 =
4.76%
5
Rm
R m + 50

0.98

R m 2450
(checked: LNAP 6/16/04)

## P 5.5-2 Two black boxes are

shown in Figure P 5.5-2. Box A
contains the Thvenin equivalent of
some linear circuit, and box B
contains the Norton equivalent of the
outsides of the boxes and their
terminals, how can you determine
which is which, using only one
shorting wire?

Figure P 5.5-2

Solution:
When the terminals of the boxes are open-circuited, no current flows in Box A, but the resistor in Box B
dissipates 1 watt. Box B is therefore warmer than Box A. If you short the terminals of each box, the
resistor in Box A will draw 1 amp and dissipate 1 watt. The resistor in Box B will be shorted, draw no
current, and dissipate no power. Then Box A will warm up and Box B will cool off.

P 5.5-4

Find the Norton equivalent circuit for the circuit shown in Figure P 5.5-4.

Figure P 5.5-4

Solution:

## P 5.5-6 The circuit shown in

Figure P 5.5-6b is the Norton equivalent circuit
of the circuit shown in Figure P 5.5-6a. Find
the value of the short-circuit current, isc, and
Thvenin resistance, Rt.
Answer: isc = 24 A and Rt = 3
Figure P 5.5-6
Solution:
To determine the value of the short circuit current, Isc, we connect a short circuit across the terminals of
the circuit and then calculate the value of the current in that short circuit. Figure (a) shows the circuit from
Figure 4.6-5a after adding the short circuit and labeling the short circuit current. Also, the nodes have been
identified and labeled in anticipation of writing node equations. Let v1, v2 and v3 denote the node voltages
at nodes 1, 2 and 3, respectively.
In Figure (a), node voltage v1 is equal to the negative of the voltage source voltage. Consequently,
v1 = 24 V . The voltage at node 3 is equal to the voltage across a short, v3 = 0 . The controlling voltage of
the VCCS, va, is equal to the node voltage at node 2, i.e. va = v2 . The voltage at node 3 is equal to the
voltage across a short, i.e. v3 = 0 .
Apply KCL at node 2 to get
v1 v 2
3

v2 v3
=
6

2 v1 + v 3 =
3 v2

48 =
3 va

v a =16 V

## Apply KCL at node 3 to get

v2 v3
6

4
v 2 = isc
3

9
v a = isc
6

isc =

9
( 16 ) = 24 A
6

Figure (a) Calculating the short circuit current, Isc, using mesh equations.
To determine the value of the Thevenin resistance, Rth, first replace the 24 V voltage source by a 0
V voltage source, i.e. a short circuit. Next, connect a current source circuit across the terminals of the
circuit and then label the voltage across that current source as shown in Figure (b). The Thevenin
resistance will be calculated from the current and voltage of the current source as

R th =

vT
iT

Also, the nodes have been identified and labeled in anticipation of writing node equations. Let v1, v2 and v3
denote the node voltages at nodes 1, 2 and 3, respectively.
In Figure (b), node voltage v1 is equal to the across a short circuit, i.e. v1 = 0 . The controlling
voltage of the VCCS, va, is equal to the node voltage at node 2, i.e. va = v2 . The voltage at node 3 is equal
to the voltage across the current source, i.e. v3 = vT .
Apply KCL at node 2 to get
v1 v 2 v 2 v 3
=
3
6

2 v1 + v=
3 v2
3

v=
3 va
T

## Apply KCL at node 3 to get

v2 v3
6

4
v 2 + iT = 0 9 v 2 v3 + 6 iT = 0
3
9 v a vT + 6 iT =
0
3 v T vT + 6 iT =
6 iT
0 2 vT =

Finally,

v
R t = T =3
iT

vT
, using mesh equations.
iT
To determine the value of the open circuit voltage, voc, we connect an open circuit across the
terminals of the circuit and then calculate the value of the voltage across that open circuit. Figure (c) shows
the circuit from Figure P 4.6-5a after adding the open circuit and labeling the open circuit voltage. Also,
the nodes have been identified and labeled in anticipation of writing node equations. Let v1, v2 and v3
denote the node voltages at nodes 1, 2 and 3, respectively.
In Figure (c), node voltage v1 is equal to the negative of the voltage source voltage. Consequently,
v1 = 24 V . The controlling voltage of the VCCS, va, is equal to the node voltage at node 2, i.e. va = v2 .
The voltage at node 3 is equal to the open circuit voltage, i.e. v3 = voc .
Apply KCL at node 2 to get
Figure (b) Calculating the Thevenin resistance, R th =

v1 v 2 v 2 v 3
=
3
6
Apply KCL at node 3 to get
v2 v3
6
Combining these equations gives

2 v1 + =
v3 3 v2

48 + v=
3 va
oc

4
v 2 = 0 9 v 2 v 3 = 0 9 v a = v oc
3

3 ( 48 + voc )= 9 v a= voc

voc= 72 V

Figure (c) Calculating the open circuit voltage, voc, using node equations.
As a check, notice that

R th I sc =
( 3)( 24 ) =72 =Voc

## P 5.5-11 Determine values of Rt and isc that

cause the circuit shown in
Figure P 5.5-11b to be the Norton equivalent
circuit of the circuit in
Figure P 5.5-11a.
Answer: Rt = 3 and isc = 2 A

Figure P 5.5-11

Solution:

2 i a 12
ia =
ia =
3 A
6
voc = 2 i a = 6 V

12 + 6 i a =
2ia ia =
3 A
3 i sc =
2ia

Rt=

2
i sc = ( 3) =
2 A
3

6
= 3
2

## P 5.6-2 For the circuit in Figure P 5.6-2, (a) find R such

that maximum power is dissipated in R and (b) calculate
the value of maximum power.
Answer: R = 60 and Pmax = 54 mW
Figure P 5.6-2
Solution:
a) For maximum power transfer, set RL equal
to the Thevenin resistance:

R L = R t = 100 + 1= 101
b) To calculate the maximum power, first replace the circuit connected to RL be its Thevenin equivalent
circuit:

101
=
(100 ) 50 V
101 + 101
2
502
vL
pmax
= = = 24.75 W
R L 101

vL
The voltage across RL is=
Then

## P 5.6-4 Find the maximum power to the load RL if the

maximum power transfer condition is met for the circuit of
Figure P 5.6-4.
Answer: max pL = 0.75 W

Figure P 5.6-4
Solution:
RL
v L = vS

R S + R L
v L2
v S2 R L
pL =
=
R L ( RS + R L )2

## By inspection, pL is max when you reduce RS to get the

smallest denominator.
set RS = 0

## P 5.6-9 A resistive circuit was connected

to a variable resistor, and the power
delivered to the resistor was measured as
shown in Figure P 5.6-9. Determine the
Thvenin equivalent circuit.

Figure P 5.6-9

## Answer: Rt = 20 and voc = 20 V

Solution:
From the plot, the maximum power is 5 W when R = 20 . Therefore:
Rt = 20
and
2

v
pmax = oc
4 Rt

voc =

pmax 4 Rt =

5 ( 4 ) 20 = 20 V