Consider the circuit below:
The task is to find the node voltages V1, V2 and V3 (labelled 1, 2 and 3 above). In order to solve the problem I apply the node voltage method; summing all the currents going out of each node. However, I am having difficulties expressing the current going from node 1 to node 3 and vice versa (the one passing through the dependent voltage source). This is how I attempted to express the current from node 1 to 3:
However, the mark scheme states, without any explanation, the following:
I am confused by the - sign as in my head the current is moving from 1 to 3, and the difference in potentials across the resistor must be: V1 - (V3 - 8Vb). I have tried searching for similar problems, but the problems which I have encountered have only considered the dependent voltage source on its own (no resistor etc. connected in series). It would be deeply appreciated if anyone could explain how to express the current in terms of the node and dependent voltages.