Definition of Kirchhoff's laws

1. Noun. (physics) two laws governing electric networks in which steady currents flow: the sum of all the currents at a point is zero and the sum of the voltage gains and drops around any closed circuit is zero.

Generic synonyms: Law, Law Of Nature
Category relationships: Natural Philosophy, Physics



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Literary usage of Kirchhoff's laws

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1. Theory and Calculation of Alternating Current Phenomena by Charles Proteus Steinmetz (1900)
"Since the combination of sine waves takes place by the addition of their symbolic expressions, Kirchhoff,s laws are now re-established in their original ..."

2. A Course in Electrical Engineering by Chester Laurens Dawes (1920)
"By means of Kirchhoff' s Laws it is possible to solve many circuit networks that would otherwise be difficult of solution. (1) In any branching network of ..."

3. Electrical Measurements by Frank Arthur Laws (1917)
"... ic 8IP = 5/0 + SI* 81 y = ol B — ^c — O/G. Using the changes in the currents, Kirchhoff' s laws may be applied to the meshes M R0 N and BNP and by using ..."

4. Lessons in Elementary Practical Physics by Balfour Stewart, William Winson Haldane Gee (1901)
"A complete discussion of these conditions requires a perfect familiarity with certain corollaries of Ohm's law known as Kirchhoff.s Laws. ..."

5. Electric Furnaces in the Iron and Steel Industry by Wilhelm Rodenhauser, I. Schoenawa, Carl Hans Vom Baur (1913)
"We therefore have the first of Kirchhoff,s laws: "At each point of division the sum of all the incoming currents equals the sum of all the outgoing currents ..."

6. Practical Physics by Richard Glazebrook, Napier Shaw (1894)
"Now we know from Kirchhoff s laws that if we take any circuit and multiply the current in each branch by the resistance of that branch, then the sum of the ..."

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