A New Method for Finding the Thevenin and Norton Equivalent Circuits

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The paper presents a new pedagogical method for finding the Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits of a linear electric circuit (LEC) at the n-different pairs of terminals simultaneously, regardless of the circuit topology and complexity. The proposed method is appropriate for undergraduate electrical and electronic engineering students leading to straightforward solutions, mostly arrived at by inspection, so that it can be regarded as a simple and innovative calculation tool for Thevenin equivalents. Furthermore, the method is easily adapted to computer implementation. Examples illustrating the method’s scientific and pedagogical reliability, as well as real test results and statistically-sound data assessing its functionality are provided.

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G. Chatzarakis, "A New Method for Finding the Thevenin and Norton Equivalent Circuits," Engineering, Vol. 2 No. 5, 2010, pp. 328-336. doi: 10.4236/eng.2010.25043.

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