# Power

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A Norton equivalent network having current I and resistance R is separately loaded with a voltage source, a current source, and a resistor as shown below. For each load case, determine the value of the load (V_L , I_L or R_L ) in terms of I and R that maximizes the power delivered to the load. Additionally, determine the maximized power delivered to the load.

What is the voltage load V_L that maximizes the power delivered?

What is the maximized power P_{V_L} delivered to the voltage load?

What is the current load I_L that maximizes the power delivered?

What is the maximized power P_{I_L} delivered to the current load?

What is the resistor load R_L that maximizes the power delivered?

What is the maximized power P_{R_L} delivered to the resistive load?

The network shown below contains a resistor having an unknown resistance R. Determine the numerical value of R that maximizes the power dissipated in that resistor. Additionally, determine the maximized power. Hint: Can you use the results from Part A?

R [in \Omega] =

Maximized power [in mW] =