In the Wikipedia page and in every book they prove the transformation by equaling the equivalent resistance between any pair of terminals while disconnecting the other node. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y-%CE%94_transform

Why this should make the two circuits equal? How can we apply superposition here? I have searched everywhere for this answer. Nowhere has anyone explained this. Please explain the principle or this way of proof.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Is your question specifically about using superposition to prove Y-Δ transform, or are you questioning superposition in general? \$\endgroup\$ – brhans Oct 3 '18 at 19:07
  • \$\begingroup\$ About using it to prove the transformation, They treat one node as not connected because of superposition.. I dont understand how. \$\endgroup\$ – Biker Oct 3 '18 at 19:11
  • \$\begingroup\$ Are you looking for more of a straight-forward derivation from one to the other using nodal analysis? (Algebra, really.) Or are you looking to gain a geometric understanding, more qualitative and perhaps less algebra-heavy, where you can mentally move smoothly from one to the other in your mind? (There is a third concept which is neither the delta nor the Y that intercedes between these two and simplifies to one or the other, at each extreme.) \$\endgroup\$ – jonk Oct 4 '18 at 6:48
  • \$\begingroup\$ Here's an animated GIF that illustrates the geometry of the conversion. If it turns out you'd like more explanation, I'll add it (including superposition algebra if you want it.) [I chose one direction to illustrate in that GIF. Of course, the reverse direction is also true.] \$\endgroup\$ – jonk Oct 4 '18 at 23:22
  • \$\begingroup\$ I understood what the wikipedia article did now. It is actually brilliant. If there is more sure :) \$\endgroup\$ – Biker Oct 5 '18 at 11:20

Please take a look at this:

Superposition problem with \$\Delta\$-Y conversion

I think it might be helpful.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ About using it to prove the transformation, not as a solution to the problem. \$\endgroup\$ – Biker Oct 3 '18 at 20:09

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