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Formula One, abbreviated to F1, is currently the highest class of open-wheeled auto racing defined by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), motorsport's world governing body. The "formula" in the name refers to a set of rules to which all participants and vehicles must conform. The F1 World Championship season consists of a series of races, known as Grands Prix, usually held on purpose-built circuits, and in a few cases on closed city streets. The results of each race are combined to determine two annual championships, one for drivers (World Drivers' Championship), and one for constructors (World Constructors' Championship).This list is for the circuits that hosted World Championship races from 1950 until now. The terms "Formula One race" and "World Championship race" were not always synonymous throughout history – see Formula One#Distinction between Formula One and World Championship races for a detailed explanation.

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1. ### I Energy Flow From Battery to the Light Bulb

When we connect tungsten filament light bulb to the battery, filament becomes hot due to electrons losing kinetic energy in the electric field inside of conductor. Heat is eventually converted to electromagnetic radiation making light bulb shine. Light energy comes from flow of electrons and...
2. ### I am having some difficulties solving a combination circuits problem

I'm having difficulties finding the current for a 9-ohm resistor only, not the 20-ohm My attempt was to find the voltage of a 20ohm resistor which is V = (0.75A)(20-ohm) = 15V. I got the 0.75A by adding the currents of the two resistors (8-ohm and 16-ohm) together that were in parallel and it...
3. ### Engineering Complex Thevenin's Circuit

So I've been absolutely stumped on this one. I've tried about a million different things but none of them have seemed right. A combination of the odd layout of the circuit, and a combined voltage/current source are making things really complicated for me. I'm somewhat sure the RTh is 15kΩ due to...
4. ### Engineering Norton's Theorem -- Help checking my work please

So I've just learned Norton's Theorem and I have this problem on my homework assignment that is wrong. I've checked the answer with a circuit simulator(PSPICE) and the simulation said that V0 should be a drop of 2V. However, my simplified circuit shows a voltage drop of 4V. I have been staring...
5. ### Engineering Finding Time Constant T Without L for an LR Circuit

Edit: Picture of the Circuit (Simple RL circuit) The value of L is not given. Attempt to Solve for T by Rearranging Equation 1: I rearranged the equation to solve for T, using Ohm's Law so solve for I = V/R at each time. https://www.desmos.com/calculator/qlb2n6w4bg This graph is...
6. ### Help With Shrinking a Circuit/Making it Fit Into a Tight Space

Attached is the schematic for the circuit. It uses a TPS61042DRBT LED driver along with a PSoC 4000 8pin microcontroller to drive a 10mA LED with push button controls for brightness. The problem is some components, like the inductor and sense resistor is way too large (over 6mm long!). This is...
7. ### Finding the potential difference of a diode

I've tried doing it but i haven't been able to find the resistance of the diode.
8. ### Questions on Capacitors again

Well i don't you to solve the question for me but I want you to clarify the concepts pertaining to this question. My question is how do I write a equation for the circuit since the there is same charge on one of the capacitors. While writing the equation should i put the voltage across the...
9. ### A confusing question on capacitors and voltages across them

In my opinion, the voltage across the C1 should be 9V as the potential on the side of the positive plate of the capacitor should be (15-6)V and on the other be 0V. Similarly the potential across C2 should be (7-0)V. Here I'm basically assuming that the voltage at the negative terminals of the...
10. ### Finding the potential across capacitors in capacitor-only circuits

I tried to attempt it by applying KVL to both the loops. I tried to find a possible charge distribution for the capacitors. I guess this is right. On solving I get: from what I know potential difference between M and N is Q1/C2 but the solution is given as: Where am I wrong?
11. ### Engineering Problem with the Thevenin equivalent resistance

Good day I have a problem to find the equivalent resistance from the capacitor point of view the solution says it's R1 but for me we still have R2 and R3 we have not deal with !!!! many thanks in advance
12. ### Engineering Calculating the gap of a parallel plate capacitor

I've been given this question for my TMA2, I've tried looking at the learning material but it gives no information on how to calculate the gap? Does anyone have a formula for this? Or can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks
13. ### Rectified Current Through an Inductor

Hello, I need to find the magnetomotive force (mmf) of an inductor using NI (turns multiplied by amperes). The set up is pretty simple, AC power supply set at 24 VAC goes through a full wave rectifier (4 diodes) and into an inductor. If the inductor has a resistance of 47 Ohms, it looks like...
14. ### Finding the Current Through a Resistor (Working With Parallel and Series)

Here is the actual question. And here is my attempt at a solution In Summary I did the following Found the Equivalence Resistance to Be 5.9 ohms and the Current throughout the entire resistor to be 1.53 Amperes Worked backwards from my resistor simplifications. When the resistors were in...
15. ### Question about a Flip Flop circuit

Hello! I am confused in a question I found on youtube. I have uploaded the screen shots. He told that with respect to S and R we have to write the change from Q to Q+( next state). But I am not getting it. How he wrote Q+ states?Is he considering that when S=1 , we have to set the circuit i.e on...
16. ### Resistors in Parallel or Series?

Given that they're all on the same branch, I had assumed that they were in series with one another. But with the middle resistor having being on the middle of three branches, it looks parallel. Like I said, I have a feeling it's in series (making the answer 3R). This question is from a past...
17. ### Priority Encoders

Hello guys! I am getting confused in drawing the circuit for a priority encoder. Because I saw some youtube videos and also on google , they all are drawing 4 to 2 priority encoder differently.These both are 4 to 2 priority encoders.
18. ### Total equivalent resistance of a combined circuit

I attempted to solve the problem by following the positive terminal of the battery and I realized that Resistor R1 has a different path than R2+R3+R4. I came to the conclusion that R1 is in parallel with R2+R3+R4. The series connection with R2,R3,R4 would be 30 ohm total by adding the three...
19. ### Finding the current and voltage for each resistor

Homework Statement Moderators note: link removed. All images should be uploaded to PhysicsForums. Homework Equations V=IR Series in parallel Series in current The Attempt at a Solution I managed to get the current and voltage of R1 and R2. I've been trying to get the next one R3, but...
20. ### How do I tell if the Wien bridge oscillator I built works

I built a wien bridge oscillator. But how do I tell if it works? I am very new to building circuits. I recently Starting making circuits on a breadboard. I have not taken any Electronics class. I am trying to learn how to do this.
21. ### Thevenin equivalent by source transformation

Homework Statement Find the Thevenin equivalent at terminals a-b V1 = 70V V2 (dependent) = 4Vo R1 = 10Kohm R2 = 20Kohm Homework Equations ##V=RI## ##1/req = 1/r1 + 1/r2 + ... +1/rn## The Attempt at a Solution Found the current i = 1mA by KVL using Vo = 10ki then did source...
22. ### How would I solve this Mixed Circuit?

Homework Statement The following circuit is given, and all voltage, current, resistance and power must be found for each resistor. I have found the following information: Vsrc = ? Isrc = .5A Rsrc = ? Psrc = ? V1 = ? I1 = .5A R1 = ? P1 = ? V2 = 2.5V I2 = .25A R2 = 10 P2 = .625W V3 =...
23. ### AC Circuit and Thevenin's theorem

Homework Statement I'm asked to find the thevenin equivalent circuit, the load being ##R_1## ##e(t)=E_0\cos{(\omega t)}## ##R_1=1k\Omega \ R_2=R_3=1k\Omega## ##C=220nF \ f = 250Hz \ E_0=10V## Homework Equations The Attempt at a Solution ##Z_{th} = Z_{R_2}//(Z_c+Z_{R_3}) =...
24. ### Symmetry in Electrical Circuit Analysis

How is symmetry used to solve electrical circuits? I have seen several problems in books in which currents in two resistors are said to be equal due to 'symmetry'. That is a concept that I fail to understand and thus cannot apply. In class, we were shown a few circuit diagrams which were...
25. ### Engineering Design Circuit to Convert Current to Voltage | LTSpice Also

Hello, We just finished up midterms and I actually did well--got an A. However, somehow between the midterm (class before last) and last class we jumped to creating a circuit with a diode. I am pretty lost. 1. Homework Statement Homework Equations Voltage / Current = Resistance The...
26. ### Which circuit shows the correct connection and values?

Homework Statement Question: For the circuits shown in Fig. 6, voltage meters and ampere meters are used to measure the voltage across the load and their current flow. If the Red Probe is plugged into the “+” terminal of the voltage meter and ampere meter, which circuit(s) show both the...
27. ### Engineering AC Source driving an RLC circuit...

Homework Statement 10 v, 100 hz goes into a circuit of a 1o resistor, a 1o inductive reactance and a 1o capacitive reactance that are in series. What is the current. What is the V across the cap. Homework Equations and the attempt at a solution[/B] So I know I = V/Z and Z = sqrt( R^2 +...
28. ### I What counts as a circuit?

I have to construct suitable circuits to show the operational principles of some sensors: pH meter, sound, light and temperature. Would these count as circuits? or diagrams? (I'd say diagrams). I am finding it hard to find circuits showing how sound sensors and pH sensors work etc and the ones...
29. ### Engineering Unknown resistor in a series-parallel circuit

Hey guys, I have tried and tried to find a start to this problem with no success. My book may have the answer but unfortunately I must be not realizing it. So hopefully I just need a different perspective. Typically I would find the equivalent resistance of the circuit and then begin to...
30. ### Loss of energy and energy loss prevention in circuits

Homework Statement why is there a loss of energy in DC circuits and power loss is reduced in AC when transmitted Homework Equations The Attempt at a Solution Loss of energy in a DC circuit is due to the resistance of the wire cauing the wire to heat up therefore energy is being lost by heat...