I was reading your whole diode thing and trying to see how it applies to Wheatstone Bridge aka Full-Wave Bridge Rectifier. It's interesting to see you refer to the full wave rectifier instead of the Wheatstone. For whatever reason the WSB just seem to make more sense. Plus the drawings that were presented made it easier to grasp compared to the regular FWR.
When the upper lead of the transformer is positive, current (which is movement of positive charge according to me) flows through the anode of the upper-right diode (labeled red), through the load, and back through the anode of the other red diode into the transformer.
When the lower lead is positive, current flows through the blue pathway.
What I am describing is in fact an application of the 'conventional' current flow model, which I foolishly opted not to use when I started studying analog circuits about a month ago.
I intend to specialize in digital electronics combined with SW engineering myself, but
analysis of analog circuits w/ neat little Gaussian elimination at the end rules. At least as long as you use a CAS or calculator to do it; I hate solving simultaneous linear equations by hand.
I like it...I intended to click the engineering notes right away but was strangely drawn to mental diarrhea..
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