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Lecture Section:

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FACULTY OF ENGINEERING

ENGG 325 - Electric Circuits and Systems


Midterm Examination
Thursday, October 21, 2004
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Instructions:

• Time allowed is 90 minutes.

• The examination is closed-book.

• Any type of portable calculator is permitted.

• The maximum number of marks is 50, as indicated; the midterm examination counts
25% toward the final grade.

• Please use a pen or heavy pencil to ensure legibility.

• Please answer questions in the spaces provided; if space is insufficient, please use
the back of the pages.

• Please show your work; marks will be awarded for proper and well-reasoned expla-
nations.
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1. Consider the Wheatstone bridge circuit given in Fig. Q1.

1200 Ω 1000 Ω

+ a b
15 V + vab _

300 Ω R4

Fig. Q1. A Wheatstone bridge

(a) Suppose that vab is measured to be -2 V. Determine R4 . [4 marks.]


(b) Now connect a 200Ω resistor between nodes a and b. Determine the power in
this resistor. [6 marks.]
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(Question 1, additional workspace ...)


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2. For the circuit shown in Fig. Q2, use the method of your choice to determine v5 and
i15 .

25 Ω

10 Ω 15 Ω

+ i 15
2A v5 5Ω 3A

Fig. Q2. Find v5 and i15

[10 marks.]
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3. For the circuit shown in Fig. Q3, use the method of your choice to find the power
in the dependent current source, and indicate whether this power is generated or
absorbed.

80 Ω 10 V
40 Ω 20 Ω


+
ix
+ (20/3) ix +
20 V 10 Ω 30 V
− −

Fig. Q3. Determine power in the dependent current source

[12 marks.]
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4. Consider the circuit given in Fig. Q4.

5A

60 Ω 45 Ω
a


240 V + 20 Ω 6A 15 Ω

Fig. Q4. Analyze using superposition

(a) Find vab by superposition. [12 marks.]


(b) Place a short circuit between the terminals a and b, then determine the short-
circuit current iab . [6 marks.]
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(Question 4, additional workspace ...)