Linear Circuits 1 - 09 - Examples

Examples Using Everything We Have Learned So Far
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Linear Circuits 1 - 09 - Examples
Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (12 ratings)
577 students
Application of Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Current Law, and Kirchhoff's Voltage Law
Application of Combining Multiple Sources
Application of Simplifying Resistor Networks


  • High School or College Physics
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Day 9 of Linear Circuits.  Lots of examples solved in different ways using everything we have learned so far:  Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Current Law, Kirchhoff's Voltage Law, Combining Multiple Sources, and Simplifying Resistor Networks.  Heck, we even throw in one problem we solve in two different ways showing that the ground location really is not that important.

The material covers all of the lecture material from an ninth lecture in a traditional, sophomore-level linear circuits class.

Who this course is for:

  • Beginner Engineering and Physics Students

Course content

1 section • 13 lectures • 38m total length
  • Agenda
  • A Word on Linear Circuits Textbooks....
  • Review
  • Getting Started - What Do I Do First?
  • Finding Our First "Clue" to Solve the Circuit
  • Solving Our Circuit, One Clue at a Time
  • Using Kirchhoff's Current Law to Check Our Work
  • What If We Had Chosen a Different Ground Node?
  • Another Example - Simplifying a Circuit
  • Another Example - Finding Our First Clue
  • Another Example - Solving Our Circuit, One Clue at a Time
  • Using Kirchhoff's Current Law to Check Our Answer
  • Summary


2019 ASEE Engineering Professor of the Year
Mark Budnik
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Mark Budnik is a nearly 30 year veteran of the electronics industry and academia.  He holds the positions of the Paul H. Brandt Professor at Valparaiso University and the Electrical Engineering Program Director and Irwin Chair of Engineering at Houghton College.  He has won numerous institution, regional, and national teaching awards including the 2019 American Society for Engineering Education Outstanding Teacher Medal.

Brandt Professor of Engineering, Valparaiso University
Mark M. Budnik
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Mark M. Budnik is the Paul H. Brandt Professor of Engineering at Valparaiso University. He received his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois and his master of science and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering from Purdue University.

Prior to joining the faculty at Valparaiso University in 2006, Mark worked in the semiconductor industry, culminating as a Staff Engineer and the Director of White Goods and Motor Control at Hitachi Semiconductor. In these roles, he had a unique opportunity to work closely with a diverse customer base to identify and establish a number of best practices in embedded systems education.

In his career, he received multiple educational awards from academia and industry including ST Microelectronics, National Semiconductor, Hitachi Semiconductor, Valparaiso University, and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Most recently, Mark was an ASEE Section Outstanding Teacher of the Year and a finalist for the 2015 ASEE National Outstanding Teaching Award.

Mark is the author of more than fifty book chapters, journal articles, and conference proceedings and the recipient of five best paper/presentation awards. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Fellow of the International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design.