Network Analysis

Tutorial on the Node Voltage Method - Part 1

Consider the circuit below.

Several points on the circuit are identified by the letters a through g. Some of these are essential nodes, and some are nonessential nodes. Although any node can serve as a reference node, some are more convenient than others. The intelligent engineer will select the node that allows the fewest, simplest node voltage equations to be written.

Which point (a through g) do you think is the best choice for the reference node?


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