ELEC 225

Prof. Rich Kozick

Prof. Rich Kozick

- Define the "mesh currents"
*i*,_{a}*i*,_{b}*i*, ..._{c} - Write KVL around each mesh.
- Solve the resulting set of simultaneous linear equations for the mesh currents.
- If desired, other voltages and currents in the circuit may be obtained from the mesh currents.

- Avoid writing equations that require the
*voltage*across a current source. - Current sources
*directly*relate mesh currents, and sometimes reduce the number of simultaneous equations. -
**Supermeshes**allow you to write KVL around a larger loop (involving more than one mesh current). Then current sources "inside" the supermesh provide another equation to relate the mesh currents.