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Name: Lecture Section:

L01 - Pouyan (Yani) Jazayeri

L02 - Norm Bartley
L03 - Anis Haque
L04 - Martin Mintchev

ENGG 325 - Electric Circuits and Systems

Midterm Examination
Monday, October 26, 2009
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Instructions:

• Only calculators sanctioned by the Schulich School of Engineering are permitted in

the examination.

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

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

the back of the pages.

• Please show your work; where appropriate, marks will be awarded for proper and
well-reasoned explanations.
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UCID:

(a) Determine the three mesh currents. [8 marks.]

(b) Using your answers to part (a), determine all the node voltages. [4 marks.]

v2
ix

4Ω 2Ω

10 Ω
v1 v3 8Ω

+
48 V _ 3ix

Fig. Q1. Find mesh currents and use them to find node voltages.

[12 marks total.]

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2. Consider the circuit in Fig. Q2.

(a) Choose a reference node, and then find all of the node voltages. [9 marks.]
(b) Find the power in the 100 V voltage source, indicating if it is absorbed or sup-
plied.
[3 marks.]

50 Ω + vx _

10 Ω
+
10 Ω _ 50 V

+
100 V _ 40 Ω

0.2 v x 2A

Fig. Q2. Find the node voltages, power in the 100 V source.

[12 marks total.]

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3. Consider the circuit shown in Fig. Q3.

(a) Determine the Thévenin equivalent circuit to the left of the terminals x and y.
[11 marks.]
(b) Predict iL if a resistor RL and voltage source vL are placed between the termi-
nals x and y as shown, where RL = 1000 Ω and vL = 100 V.
[2 marks.]

0.1 i x
x
ix + +
iL
20 Ω 10 Ω vx
-1 V RL
_
10 Ω vxy
+
_

+
_ vL
40 Ω
2 vx
_
+
_

y for part (b)

Fig. Q3. Determine the Thévenin equivalent circuit; find iL for the given RL and vL .

[13 marks total.]

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4. For the circuit given in Fig. Q4, find vx using the principle of superposition.
[13 marks.]

vx _
+

30 Ω 10 Ω 20 Ω

+ +
66V _ 60 Ω 8A 30 Ω 70 V _

Fig. Q4. Find vx by superposition.

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