DC Theory Tutorials


Direct Current (DC) Theory Tutorials

Maximum Power Transfer Theorem Explanation

What does the Maximum Power Transfer Theorem say? “The maximum power transfer to the load is obtained when the load resistance RL is equal to the internal resistance of the…

Step Response of RL Circuits

When a constant voltage is suddenly applied to an RL circuit, an increasing a current goes through the conductor and creates a magnetic field that expands with the increasing current

Voltage Divider Rule

The Voltage divider is a circuit that allows us to obtain an output voltage less or equal to the input voltage. The output voltage is normally obtained across ground and the resistor connected to it, but it could be across any of the other resistors.

What is Direct Current? – What is DC?

Direct Current (DC), is the result of the flow of electrons (negative charge) in a conductor (most of the time, wires of copper) that goes only in one direction.

Benjamin Franklin’s Fluid Theory

Benjamin Franklin imagined the electricity as a invisible fluid. Franklin assured that if any body had more fluid than usual, it could have a positive charge, but if it had less fluid than normal it had negative charge.

Mesh Current Method in a Resistor Network

The Mesh current method is very useful to know all the current in a network of only resistors. This method, a little more extended, is also applied to circuits where there are resistances and reactances.

Current Divider Rule in parallel resistors

By using the current divider rule, we can find the current in each resistor connected in parallel. The electric current passing through a circuit of two resistors in parallel is divided in two.

Thevenin’s theorem

The Thevenin’s theorem is used to convert a two terminal circuit, into a very simple circuit containing one voltage source in series with a single resistor

Norton’s Theorem

Norton’s Theorem The Norton’s Theorem is similar to the Thevenin’s Theorem. It can be seen that, the equivalent circuit is: A Voltage source (Thevenin voltage: Vth) in series with a resistor (Thevenin resistance: RTH) Thevenin…

Superposition Theorem – Example

The Superposition Theorem

The Superposition theorem states that the effect of two or more voltage sources in a resistor is equal to the sum of the individual effects of each source taken separately, replacing all the remaining voltage sources with short circuits.