Can kirchhof's rule be applied to circuits containing capacitors? what about inductors in the same circuit. explain .

Asked by kiran | 17th Jun, 2013, 03:47: PM

Expert Answer:

Yes, kirchoff's laws just deal with the total current flowing in the circuit and the voltage. So, if there is a capacitor in the circuit, the kirchoff's law is written in terms of charge, using the relationship that Q = CV and dQ = Idt and similarly, when inductor is there, it is written using the V = -LdI/dt. You will note that unlike the other normal circuits, a circuit having capacitor or inductor is a dynamic circuit, where in the voltage is a function of time and similarly the current. 

Answered by  | 17th Jun, 2013, 04:35: PM

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