Linear Circuits 1 - 10 - Voltage & Current Division, Part 1

Introducing Voltage Division and Current Equations and Examples
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Definition of Current Division
Definition of Voltage Division
How to Apply Current Division and Voltage Division to Exmamples


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Day 10 of Linear Circuits.  We introduce the concept and equations for voltage division and current division.  These directly stem from what we have already learned about Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Current Law, and Kirchhoff's Voltage Law.

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

Who this course is for:

  • Beginner Engineering and Physics Students

Course content

1 section11 lectures30m total length
  • Agenda
  • A Word on Linear Circuits Textbooks....
  • Review
  • A Voltage Source in Parallel with Two Resistors
  • One Current Source + Two Parallel Resistors = Current Division
  • General Equations for Current Division
  • An Example of Current Division
  • Not One, Not Two, but Three Different Ways to Check Your Current Division Answer
  • Summary of Current Division
  • Voltage Division
  • Comparing Current Division and Voltage Division 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
  • 4.7 Instructor Rating
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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.