# Potential drop across each resistor

by yjk91
Tags: potential, resistor
 P: 75 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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 Quote by yjk91 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?
That should be correct assuming you mean that V1= (R1/Req)V0 and similar with V2.

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

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