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Circuit Simplification book
This chapter is concerned with various procedures and techniques that simplify circuit analysis, either by reducing a given circuit to a simpler form or by following certain methodologies that facilitate obtaining the desired circuit response. The main objective in this chapter was pursuing circuit equivalence rather than circuit simplification per se. Two other simplification techniques, are partitioning of circuits by sources and source rearrangement. These techniques can simplify the analysis of some types of circuits and provide useful insight into their behavior. Symmetry in a circuit can generally be exploited to greatly simplify the analysis required for obtaining a given response. Bridge circuits are commonly used for accurate measurements of circuit parameters. The basic principle is illustrated by the Wheatstone bridge for dc measurement of resistance. The chapter ends by considering circuits that possess symmetry of a form that can be exploited to greatly simplify the analysis.