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University of the Philippines Los Baos

College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology

Department of Electrical Engineering

EE 1 - Basic Electrical Engineering

Problem Set 1

Follow instructions to avoid deduction!

- For each item, show all necessary solutions and BOX YOUR FINAL ANSWERS. Avoid erasures.
- Round all final answers to the fourth decimal place.
- Groupwork is encouraged, and lets face it, expected. Just remember to understand the work youre turning in.
- Write your solutions and answers on clean white papers (ES papers are acceptable, but not yellow/ lined sheets).
Use only one side of each paper (no back-to-back, please).
- Start each item on a new page.
- The deadline of submission is at the start of class on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. A dropbox will be provided and
late submissions will not be accepted.

1. (6 pts) Refer to the network of Figure 1.

8 9
a b c d
7 4
2 3

Determine the following equivalent resistances:
a. Between points a and b
b. Between points a and c
c. Between points b and c

In addition, identify if the equivalent resistances Rab, Rac, and Rbc are either
parallel-series or series-parallel circuits.

2. (6 pts) For the four-mesh system below, find the four mesh equations.
3. (6 pts) For the figure shown below, determine how many (a) nodes, (b) branches, (c) meshes,
and (d) loops are present.

4. (6 pts) A cylindrical conductor 10 meters in length has a radius of 0.5 cm. The material to be
used for this conductor has a resistivity of 7.5 -CM/ft at 30 C and the inferred absolute zero
temperature is -250 C.
a. What is the cross-sectional area of the material, in circular mil?
b. What will be the resistance of the conductor at 30 C?
c. What will be the resistance of the conductor at 50 C?
d. What is the temperature coefficient of resistance of the material at 25 C?

5. (6 pts) Refer to the circuit below.

a. What is the equivalent resistance as seen by the source?

b. What is the voltage across R1?
c. What is the current passing through resistor R4?

- End of Problem Set 1 -

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