# 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:

• Use Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits in circuit analysis.
• Use the principle of superposition to calculate the voltages and currents in circuits.

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:

• Read Lesson 6. [Module Objectives 1-4]
• Watch the videos. [Module Objectives 1-4]
• Solve Tutorials 6, 6A, and 6B. [Module Objectives 1-4]
• Solve and submit Homework 6. [Module Objectives 1-4]
• Solve Practice Quiz 6. Try to do it in under 25 minutes. [Module Objectives 1-4]
• Check your practice quiz answers against the solution below. [Module Objectives 1-4]
• Now you should be ready for Quiz 6. [Module Objectives 1-4]

#### Select an option:

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]

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]

##### Practice Quiz

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