Kirchhoff's Voltage Law

Design Challenge, Problem 2

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Kirchhoff's Voltage Law:

Design Challenge, Problem 2

This exercise uses concepts introduced in our experiment relative to Kirchhoff's voltage law. A link to this experiment is provided at the right.

Step 1:

The circuit we will be using in this exercise is shown below. The Loops that we will be using have been identified on the circuit schematic.

Step 2:

  1. Identify voltage differences in all resistors in the circuit. Assign voltage polarities so that they agree with the passive sign convention.
  2. Write KVL around loop 1. Use the voltage polarities you identified.
  3. Write KVL around loop 2. Use the voltage polarities you identified.

Step 3:

  1. Implement the circuit on your breadboard.
  2. Measure the voltage differences around loop 1 and loop 2. Make your measurements according to the voltage polarities you identified in Step 2 above. Substitute your measured voltages into the KVL equations you created in Step 2. Is KVL satisfied for both loops?

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