Kirchhoff's laws of electric circuits
Tang, K. Y. Formerly, Department of Electrical Engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
Weil, Robert T., Jr. Formerly, School of Engineering, Manhattan College, New York, New York.
Last reviewed:January 2020
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Fundamental laws dealing with electric currents at junctions and voltages around any loop within a network. These laws are commonly used in the analysis and solution of networks. They may be used directly to solve circuit problems, and they form the basis for network theorems used with more complex networks.
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