ECE 252 Introduction to Electrical Engineering

Module 6. Thevenin's Theorem, Maximum Power Transfer, and Superposition


Course Objectives/Outcomes: Students who complete this course will be able to:

Module Objectives/Outcomes: Students who complete this module will be able to:

  1. Find the Thevenin voltage and Thevenin resistance from measurements on an unknown circuit.
  2. Reduce a known circuit to its Thevenin components.
  3. Use the maximum power transfer theorem to determine the optimum resistance for connection to a circuit.
  4. Apply the principle of superposition to determine the voltage or current in a circuit.

Assignment:

Select an option:

Reading

* Lesson 6 Thevenin's Theorem, Maximum Power Transfer, and Superposition. [Module Objectives 1-4]

Streaming Videos

* Video L6-1 Thevenin Introduction. [Module Objectives 1 and 2]



* Video L6-2 Reducing a Known Circuit to Its Thevenin Equivalent. [Module Objective 2]



* Video L6-3 "Black Box" Example. [Module Objective 1]



* Video L6-4 Maximum Power Transfer. [Module Objective 3]



* Video L6-5 Superposition. [Module Objective 4]



* Video L6-6 Review [Module Objectives 1-4]



Videos for Download

* Video L6-1 Thevenin Introduction. [Module Objectives 1 and 2]
* Video L6-2 Reducing a Known Circuit to Its Thevenin Equivalent. [Module Objective 2]
* Video L6-3 "Black Box" Example. [Module Objective 1]
* Video L6-4 Maximum Power Transfer. [Module Objective 3]
* Video L6-5 Superposition. [Module Objective 4]
* Video L6-6 Review [Module Objectives 1-4]

Tutorials

* Tutorial 6 Thevenin Lab. [Module Objective 1]
* Tutorial 6A Maximum Power Transfer. [Module Objectives 2 and 3]
* Tutorial 6B Superposition. [Module Objective 4]

Homework

* Homework 6 Thevenin's Theorem, Maximum Power Transfer, and Superposition. [Module Objectives 1-4]

Practice Quiz

* Practice Quiz 6. [Module Objectives 1-4]
* Practice Quiz 6 Solution. [Module Objectives 1-4]