16 January, 2007

Electrical Circuit,Electrical Network,Bilateral Circuit,loop,mesh

Electrical Circuit :
An electrical circuit is a closed conducting path through which electric current either flows or is intended to flow.

Electrical Network :
An electrical network is an interconnection of electrical elements such as resistors, inductors, capacitors, transmission lines, voltage sources, current sources, and switches. It may not be a closed path.Thats why an electrical circuit is a network but not vice versa.

Bilateral Circuit :
A circuit whose properties remains same in either directions is called bilateral circuit.

Loop :
A closed electric circuit is called a loop. It may or may not contain any closed path in it.

Mesh :
A mesh is a set of branches that forms a closed path in a network and which contains no closed path in it. A mesh can be called as a loop but not vice versa.

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