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Potential drop across each resistor 
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Jul1711, 05:26 PM

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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Two resistors, R1 and R2, are connected in series across a potential difference, ΔV0. Express the potential drop across each resistor individually, in terms of these quantities. 3. The attempt at a solution R1 + R2 = Req I = V0 / Req drop at V1 = V0 / (req) * R1 V2 = V0 / (req) * R2 i think this right? 


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Jul1711, 06:30 PM

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This sort of circuit set up is also referred to as a potential divider or voltage divider. 


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