This question was previously asked in

UPRVUNL AE EC 2014 Official Paper

Option 3 : linear and bilateral networks

ST 1: Basic Electrical Engineering

3701

20 Questions
20 Marks
20 Mins

**Superposition Theorem:**

- The superposition theorem states that "in a linear circuit with several sources, the current and voltage for any element in the circuit is the sum of the currents and voltages produced by each source acting independently."
- The superposition theorem applies only when all the components of the circuit are linear, which is the case for resistors, capacitors, and inductors it is not applicable to networks containing nonlinear elements.

Various Theorem and the circuits where they are applicable is shown below in the table:

Theorem |
Applicability |

Superposition Theorem |
Linear |

Thevenin Theorem |
Linear |

Norton Theorem |
Linear |

Maximum Power Transfer |
Linear |

Tellegen |
All |

Substitution |
Linear and Non-Linear |