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@Sanyam Khurana • 10 May, 2013

Can someone explain what are the advantages of Norton's theorem over Thevenin's theorem?

I studied both Thevenin and Norton's theorem to reduce a complex network, and I know that Norton is an extension of Thevenin's Theorem, but could someone tell me what are the advantages of Norton's theorem?

What was lacking in Thevenin that Norton's theorem was introduced?

@Abhishek Rawal • 10 May, 2013 • 1 like

Norton's Theorem & Thevenin's Theorem are

Both the methods are used to solve the complex network.Sanyam KhuranaHey,

I studied both Thevenin and Norton's theorem to reduce a complex network, and I know that Norton is an extension of Thevenin's Theorem, but could someone tell me what are the advantages of Norton's theorem?

What was lacking in Thevenin that Norton's theorem was introduced?

Norton's Theorem & Thevenin's Theorem are

*"Duals".*Hence you might've noticed that Norton's theorem uses Current Source & Resistors in parallel while Thevenin's theorem uses Voltage source & Resistors in series.This is nothing but "Duality".
@Sanyam Khurana • 10 May, 2013
Yes, but what's the advantages of using Norton over Thevenin..?

@Abhishek Rawal • 10 May, 2013 • 1 like

It all depends on the circuit network.

It doesn't have any specific advantage over eachother.Both are equally useful : Sometimes it is easier/better to use Norton's equivalent circuit while sometimes Thevenin's equivalent circuit.Sanyam KhuranaYes, but what's the advantages of using Norton over Thevenin..?

It all depends on the circuit network.

@Sanyam Khurana • 10 May, 2013
This question was actually asked in my viva, and I'm sure would be asked in external one too....

and the answer I gave was yours but examiner rejected, he said

"Are bhai, thevenin mein kuch to aisa hoga ki Norton introduce karna pada tha, tell me that"

Now help me, please

and the answer I gave was yours but examiner rejected, he said

"Are bhai, thevenin mein kuch to aisa hoga ki Norton introduce karna pada tha, tell me that"

Now help me, please

@Sanyam Khurana • 12 May, 2013
Just Bumping this thread , to get a precise answer of the above mentioned question.

Please if someone knows exactly What improvement was done in Thevenin's Theorem to make Norton's Theorem , please reply.

Thanks in advance. 😉

Please if someone knows exactly What improvement was done in Thevenin's Theorem to make Norton's Theorem , please reply.

Thanks in advance. 😉

@mifo • 16 May, 2013

The Norton's Theorem was Invented by Er. Edward Lawry Norton when he was working on the Recording Instrumentation which worked on current source. And hence the Norton's Theorem was Invented to aid the designing more easier.

I hope It was useful.

It is just as the moderator said- Norton's Theorem is a dual of the Thevenin's Theorem.= Sanyam KhuranaThis question was actually asked in my viva, and I'm sure would be asked in external one too....

and the answer I gave was yours but examiner rejected, he said"Are bhai, thevenin mein kuch to aisa hoga ki Norton introduce karna pada tha, tell me that"

The Norton's Theorem was Invented by Er. Edward Lawry Norton when he was working on the Recording Instrumentation which worked on current source. And hence the Norton's Theorem was Invented to aid the designing more easier.

I hope It was useful.

@Sanyam Khurana • 16 May, 2013
Abhishek Rawal, You were right bro, today I asked my teacher and he said the same thing.

mifo Thanks.

Even I answered the same, then I don't know why he responded this way. 😛

No problem, now it's confirmed...

Thanks . 😀

mifo Thanks.

Even I answered the same, then I don't know why he responded this way. 😛

No problem, now it's confirmed...

Thanks . 😀

@Jeffrey Arulraj • 20 May, 2013
One more thing When you go in for complex amplifiers and stuff Based on application only you convert the circuit in its equivalent.

For example If you are using a current follower you go for Norton equivalent and if it is a Voltage amplifier you go for Thevenin equivalent

For example If you are using a current follower you go for Norton equivalent and if it is a Voltage amplifier you go for Thevenin equivalent

@nidhi ajay sharma • 09 Jul, 2015
can anyone tell me some more questions on network theorems.

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