Help with drawing a circuit diagram

by Gombay
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Gombay is offline
Jun10-08, 03:39 PM
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This is a problem for school that I need a little help with:

Draw a circuit diagram that includes an electric motor, a green light, a red light, and a switch. If the motor is on, the red light should be on. If the motor is off, the green light should be on.

Here is what I have so far. I'm thinking this might actually short circuit but I'm not sure. I also don't know where the motor will come into play or why exactly I need it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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mgb_phys is offline
Jun10-08, 04:41 PM
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You simply have to put the motor in one of the arm sof the circuit (the one with the red light) otherwise - very good.

For such a simple circuit, tracing the current is easy - just imagine it was a pipe full of water and draw a colored line wherever the water (current) could flow.

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