Linear Circuits 1 - 19 - Thevenin Equivalents, Part 1

How to Find the Thevenin Equivalent of a Linear Circuit
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Linear Circuits 1 - 19 - Thevenin Equivalents, Part 1
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How to use source transformation to simplify your linear circuits


  • High School or College Physics
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Day 19 of Linear Circuits.  Thevenin equivalents builds upon our previous topic of source transformation.  It is an even more powerful tool to analyze linear circuits.  Using nothing more than Ohm's Law, we show you how you can transform a linear circuit into an equivalent circuit that often is much, much easier to solve.

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

Who this course is for:

  • Beginner Engineering and Physics Students

Course content

1 section • 9 lectures • 35m total length
  • Agenda
  • A Word on Linear Circuits Textbooks....
  • Review
  • Finding a Thevenin Equivalent Circuit with Multiple Source Transformations
  • A Three-Step Process to Find the Thevenin Equivalent of a Circuit
  • Example of Using the Process to Find the Thevenin Equivalent of Another Circuit
  • Thevenin Equivalent and the Norton Equivalent
  • Another Complete Example of Finding the Thevenin Equivalent Circuit
  • 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.