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What do you understand by kirchoffs law?

What do you understand by kirchoffs law?

Grade:11

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Mukesh Sharma
askIITians Faculty 43 Points
7 years ago

Kirchhoff Current Law, also known as Kirchhoff's Junction Law and Kirchhoff's First Law, defines the way that electrical current is distributed when it crosses through a junction - a point where three or more conductors meet. Specifically, the law states that:
The algebraic sum of current into any junction is zero


Since current is the flow of electrons through a conductor, it cannot build up at a junction, meaning that current is conserved: what comes in must come out. When performing calculations, current flowing into and out of the junction typically have opposite signs. This allows Kirchhoff's Current Law to be restated as:
The sum of current into a junction equals the sum of current out of the junction.
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Mukesh Sharma
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