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Fundamental method, KVL equations are derived by traversing a loop in a clockwise manner, starting at the node. Is it an acceptable practice to traverse the same loop in a counter-clock manner with respect and sensitivity to polarities?

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    yes you can take counter clockwise direction when you are choosing the loop. But you take direction of every loop same because it will create a problem for solver when he take different direction for loops. Sign convention is also upto you. if you moving from +tive to -tive take positive voltage and take negative voltage when you are moving from -tive to positive.

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    you're correct, and remember to always respect the polarities of the elements involved in the circuit

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    yes it is allowed to go counter clockwise

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