# What is kirchoffs law - Definition and Meaning

### Kirchoffs Law :

Kirchhoff's law was introduced by the German physicist named **Gustav Kirchhoff**. There are two different kirchhoff's laws to be analysed while using electrical circuits.

**Kirchhoff's first law** or **Kirchhoff's Current Law**

At any node (junction) in an electrical circuit, the sum of currents flowing into that node is equal to the sum of currents flowing out of that node.

**Kirchoff's second law** or **Kirchhoff's Voltage Law**

The directed sum of the electrical potential differences (voltage) around any closed network is zero.

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