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SEMESTER EXAM 2

EE 302 (16360, 16365, 16370)

27 October 2011

PLEASE ATTEMPT ALL PROBLEMS AND SHOW ALL WORK CLEARLY! WRITE YOUR EXAM SOLUTIONS IN THE BLUE BOOK PROVIDED WITH THE EXAM. ONLY MATERIAL WRITTEN IN YOUR BLUE BOOK WILL BE GRADED. No class notes, books, homework assignments, or other materials are allowed. You may use a calculator for the exam. 1. [20 points total] Answer each of the questions below clearly and concisely. Each part should require a few sentences at most. (a) Suppose two extraordinary nodes in a circuit are connected to each other by an independent voltage source, and can therefore be combined to form a supernode. Explain why they can still be combined into a supernode if a resistor is added in parallel with the independent voltage source. (b) Suppose a circuit contains two independent voltage sources, resistors, and a dependent current source whose current is given by 4Vx2, where Vx is a voltage elsewhere in the circuit. Could this circuit be analyzed via superposition? Explain your answer. (c) Suppose a circuit contains a large number of resistors in parallel. If one combines parallel resistors to form single equivalent resistances, is this more likely to be effective in simplifying node-voltage analysis, or in simplifying mesh-current analysis? Explain your answer. (d) Suppose a circuit contains a realistic current source. Will transformation of the realistic current source to a realistic voltage source change the number of unknown mesh currents in the circuit? Explain your answer. 2. [20 points total] Consider the circuit at right: (a) Solve for the voltage Vx indicated in the circuit diagram. (b) Compute the power associated with the 4A independent current source in the circuit, and indicate whether power is supplied or dissipated by the independent current source.

3. [20 points total] Consider the circuit at right: (a) Solve for the current Ix indicated in the circuit diagram. Hint: simplify before solving. (b) Suppose the voltage of the 24V independent voltage source can be changed to a different value. For what value of this voltage would Ix be zero?

4. [20 points total] Consider the circuit immediately below: (a) Calculate the voltage Vout as a function of the resistance R0. (b) Suppose the resistance R0 has an initial value of 16, and that R0 is then changed to a value of 32. What is the change in power supplied by each of the independent sources in the circuit when R0 is changed from 16 to 32 ?

5. [20 points total] Consider the circuit shown immediately below, which contains a voltage-controlled resistor. (a) Suppose the coefficient a appearing in the voltage-controlled resistance is equal to 5/4 for all values of Vx, including Vx < 0. Compute the value(s) of the voltage Vout produced by this circuit. (b) Now suppose that the coefficient a, rather than being constant, is equal to 5/4 for Vx > 0, and equal to 0 for Vx < 0. Compute the value(s) of the voltage Vout produced by this circuit.

EE 302 Semester Exam 2 results - Fall 2011


6

Mean = 38.4
5

Median = 34

Standard deviation = 19.7

Range = 1-86

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