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Asked Feb 24, 2019

Use linearity and the assumption that Vo = 1 V to find the actual value of Vo in the following circuit. (circuit is displayed in attached picture)

Use linearity and the assumption that Vo 1 V to find the actual value of Vo in the following circuit.
10Ω
30 Ω
1A
40Ω
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Use linearity and the assumption that Vo 1 V to find the actual value of Vo in the following circuit. 10Ω 30 Ω 1A 40Ω

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Step 1

A linear circuit is one whose output is linearly related or in other words which is directly proportional to its input.

Let us consider the voltage Vx = 1 volt, then the current across 10Ω resistor will be:

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Step 2

Thus, the voltage across 30Ω and 10Ω resistance will be:

V30-10Ω = 0.1 X 40= 4 volts.

Then the current through 40 Ω resistance is shown on the board:

 

And this would require a current source which is equal to -0.1-0.1 =0.2 amps.

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Step 3

Since the given current source is 1 A which can be written as -5(-0.2) then the voltage Vx would be:

Vx = -5 x1 = -5 volts

Now if Vo= 1 V, then the current through the 2 Ω and 4 Ω resist...

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