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2.3: Kirchhof's Current Law

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    After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

    • Identify parallel resistive circuits that include a single voltage source or one or more current sources.
    • Compute equivalent resistance of parallel resistive networks.
    • Determine the equivalent of multiple parallel current sources.
    • Compute component and total current for parallel resistive networks.
    • Compute system voltage and component powers for parallel resistive networks.
    • Utilize Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's current law (KCL) and the current divider rule (CDR) to aid in the analysis of parallel resistive circuits.
    • Describe the function of fuses and circuit breakers.

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