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Lecture# Transforming Sources: Voltage to Current

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This lecture, part of the Introduction to Electrical Sciences and Technologies, focuses on transforming voltage sources into current sources and vice versa. The instructor emphasizes the importance of exercises to ensure understanding of the material. Through examples, the lecture demonstrates how multiple sources can be simplified into a single equivalent source, facilitating circuit analysis. The process involves converting voltage sources to current sources by extracting and replacing them with their equivalent components. The lecture covers step-by-step procedures and calculations, showcasing how to simplify circuits and solve complex problems efficiently.

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EE-100: Electrical engineering science & technology

Ce cours propose une introduction aux sciences et technologies de l'électricité en mettant l'accent sur les composants des
circuits électriques. L'enseignement comprend à la fois une partie théorique

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In electrical engineering and electronics, a network is a collection of interconnected components. Network analysis is the process of finding the voltages across, and the currents through, all network components. There are many techniques for calculating these values; however, for the most part, the techniques assume linear components. Except where stated, the methods described in this article are applicable only to linear network analysis.

In electrical engineering, an equivalent circuit refers to a theoretical circuit that retains all of the electrical characteristics of a given circuit. Often, an equivalent circuit is sought that simplifies calculation, and more broadly, that is a simplest form of a more complex circuit in order to aid analysis. In its most common form, an equivalent circuit is made up of linear, passive elements. However, more complex equivalent circuits are used that approximate the nonlinear behavior of the original circuit as well.

A voltage source is a two-terminal device which can maintain a fixed voltage. An ideal voltage source can maintain the fixed voltage independent of the load resistance or the output current. However, a real-world voltage source cannot supply unlimited current. A voltage source is the dual of a current source. Real-world sources of electrical energy, such as batteries and generators, can be modeled for analysis purposes as a combination of an ideal voltage source and additional combinations of impedance elements.

A current source is an electronic circuit that delivers or absorbs an electric current which is independent of the voltage across it. A current source is the dual of a voltage source. The term current sink is sometimes used for sources fed from a negative voltage supply. Figure 1 shows the schematic symbol for an ideal current source driving a resistive load. There are two types. An independent current source (or sink) delivers a constant current. A dependent current source delivers a current which is proportional to some other voltage or current in the circuit.

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