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4.1.1: Theory Overview

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    The superposition theorem states that in a linear bilateral multi-source DC circuit, the current through or voltage across any particular element may be determined by considering the contribution of each source independently, with the remaining sources replaced with their internal resistance. The contributions are then summed, paying attention to polarities, to find the total value. Superposition cannot in general be applied to non-linear circuits or to non-linear functions such as power.


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