I am very confused in the terms of what is the actual difference between kcl and kvl?
I don't want to have a question on a test and not know where to apply kcl and where to apply kvl?
Please help and thanks in advance
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KVL and KCL are two fundamental laws derived from the conservation of charge and conservation of energy laws and applied to circuits. These laws are used to develop equations for circuit analysis
Kirchhoff's Voltage Law (KVL) Kirchhoff's voltage law states that the algebraic sum of the voltages around any loops in a circuit is always zero.
Kirchhoff's Current Law (KCL) Kirchhoff current law states that the algebraic sum of all currents entering a node of a circuit is always zero.
Loop/mesh and nodal analysis are methods of analysis that are used to find the unknown (voltage or current) in a circuit.
Node Analysis Most useful for when we have mostly current sources Node analysis uses KCL to establish the equations for voltages
Loop/Mesh Analysis Most useful when we have mostly voltage sources Mesh analysis uses KVL to establish the equations for current.