Experiment 5 - Kirchhoff's Voltage Law (KVL)
The second of the Kirchhoff's laws is referred to as
Kirchhoff's Voltage Law (KVL) or sometimes as
Kirchhoff's loop rule.
It describes the relationship of the voltage
in a loop of the circuit.
More generally, the rule is...
Kirchhoff's Voltage Law (KVL)
In each closed loop of a circuit the voltages add up to zero.
Consider the illustration of a fictitious loop.
Applying the KVL gives you...
U1 + U2 + U3 +
U4 + U5 = 0
This is a general rule and not restricted to resistors.
More on that later...
Illustration Kirchhoff's Voltage Law (KVL).
The KVL corresponds to the
energy conservation law of physics.
Examine this in your circuit...