The equivalent resistance of the parallel combination is 2.4 ohm.
This implies that if the key is closed the total resistance of the circuit = R + r = 2.4 + 0.6 = 3 ohm
However, if the key is open, no current flows through the circuit and thus, by Ohm's law (R = V/I), as I tends to 0, R tends...
So I watched a couple of videos on Youtube with the titles 'How Electricity Actually Works' and 'The Big Misconception About Electricity' ( and ).
The main message being that while the view of current being the flow of electrons might be useful practically, it's not an accurate representation...
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If I Conduct current through Permanent magnet Bar and hold the battery still. Will the magnet move in any direction ? Thank you.
Hi all, I'm attempting to build a jumping ring apparatus (a core of iron with the bottom wrapped with wiring like an electromagnet, so that when a metal ring is placed on top of the coil and a current is run through the coil, the ring jumps up into the air). Looking on the internet, I'm seeing a...
I tried using the distance between r2 and r1 and plugging them into the equation for i, j, k. >>
So for the force in the x direction it was k*(4E-6*4E-6)/(4-9)^2. The answer I got was wrong according to webassign. Can someone please tell me what I am missing?
i just finished some basic concepts about electricity and wanted to confirm if my deduction/understanding is correct: in a simple circuit of let's say a battery and lamp,motor,resistor, the difference between potential of two ends of battery(voltage) say how much potential energy per charge has...
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I am a student who currently works on a project based on electrical detection and voltage measurement in electrical cables remotly. So in order to accomplish my work, I'm seeki ng for new ways to detect voltage. I already have some ideas such as using magnetic fields or measuring...
Summary: Perform nodal analysis on a circuit to find voltages.
For a laboratory I am trying to find the nodal voltages for a circuit we built using hand calculations. I have the answer as we ran the simulation which shows all the nodal voltages, however my nodal analysis seems to be wrong as I...
I) For the first part I used:
##V = - \int E ds = \int_a^c \frac{1}{4\pi\epsilon_0} Q /r^2 dr+ \int_c^{c+d} \frac{1}{k} \frac{1}{4\pi\epsilon_0} Q /r^2 dr + \int_{c+d}^b \frac{1}{4\pi\epsilon_0} Q /r^2 dr ##
And by using ##C = Q/V## We get an answer which is somehow large for writing here...
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The solution to this problem is B, and I was able to get the answer by calculating the total potential at ##r = 2a##, however, what I don't seem to understand is why must the voltage be calculated at ##r=2a## but not ##r=3a##.
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##V(r) = - \int_a^b E(r)...
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Suppose we have an isolated, long, narrow straight wire with low electrical resistivity. A constant current ##I## is sent through this wire. We know that if an electron is sent on a path which is perpendicular to the wire, towards it, with an initial speed ##v_0##, and the...
Hello all! I have made a Tesla coil using a proven circuit I found online but what I have made isn’t working here is a picture please help.
PS: yes I know it is fairly messy but the specs are as fallows:
B50k potentiometer
One green 5mm led
One 200ohm 1/4 W 5% resistor
Primary coil is 8...
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FIGURE 1 shows a 50 Ω load being fed from two voltage sources via
their associated reactances. Determine the current i flowing in the load by:
(a) applying Thévenin’s theorem
(b) applying the superposition theorem
(c) by transforming the two voltage sources and their...
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There is a capacitor (llenght ##L##) made of a conductor (cylinder of radius ##R_1##) and a cylindrical surface (radius ##R_2##). It is charged with a potential ##V_0##, then it is isolated.
(There is vacuum between ##R_1## and ##R_2##)
Now we insert a cylindrical...
Metals are highly effective at screening electric fields. If we place two contacts reasonably far away from each other on a piece of metal and apply a voltage bias, the charge carriers in the section that is far enough from both the contacts should be unaffected by the electric field. Why then...
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Given this following circuit:
What is the internal resistance of the meter movement ( R_I).
This is part of a project I'm doing and I know the equation that gives you the internal resistance in this circuit.
$$R_I = \frac{R_sR_p}{R_s - R_p}$$.
However, I have no idea how...
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A solid isolated sphere with radius R has a non uniform charge which is given by ρ= Ar²,
with A a constant and r<R measured from the centre of the sphereHomework Equations
(a) Show that the electric field outside the sphere is equal to E = (AR5)/(5ε0r²)
(b) Show that the...
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Two identical particles, each having charge +q, are fixed in space and separated by a distance d. A third particle with charge -Q is free to move and lies initially at rest on the perpendicular bisector of the two fixed charges a distance x from the midpoint between the two...
Lets say I have two spheres of equal dimensions, one charged and one uncharged. Now I connect them with a conducting wire. They will now very quickly reach equal potential. Can it be said that the total charge on each sphere remains almost unchanged?
Let's say we have a basic electric circuit consisting of a battery with some potential difference, and a loop of wire. The wire loop also has some segment with a higher resistance. Now since there is a potential difference, the free electrons will move to make the circuit equipotential. The...
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I couldn't find this info on Google...
Are the Heart and Brain the only organs which physiological functions are based on electrical impulses?
What happens if we apply electrical current through other organs?
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Two infinitely large conducting plates with excess charge 2Q and 3Q are placed parallel to one another, and at a small distance from one another. How are the charges 2Q and 3Q distributed? You may assume that infinitely large sheets of charge produce electric fields that are...
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The fig 1 shows the relationship between voltage and current when voltage is applied to a certain light bulb.
Next, in fig 2, the bulb is connected in series with a 12-V battery and a 5 ohm resistor.
Question : what is the amount of power...
I'm having a little trouble understanding capacitors in parallel and series.
I understand that if there are two capacitors in a circuit with a potential difference Vab then the potential difference across the capacitors is also Vab.
Every example I have seen have been for two capacitors with...
I am trying to understand the working of simple hydrogen fuel cell.
We have anode (negative terminal), cathode (positive terminal), catalyst at anode to separate negative and positive ions of hydrogen atoms and electrolyte which allows only positive ions.
We will be sending hydrogen fuel at...
I am studying induction motors and i have equation for instantaneous value of current flowing in each phases.(please check to image below).I can see that its it the form Im.cosωt
But isn't it supposed to be Im.sinωt ?because that's how we find all instantaneous parameters like voltage and...
I'm not if this is the right place for this, so mods can feel free to move this. I'm a part-time student going into my second semester of 300 level physics class. This past semester I oscillated between feeling just fine and questioning whether physics was right for me (usually around test...
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I = G * U
The Attempt at a Solution
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Hello, i know the solution is 5.0 A/V but i don't know if my way of solving this was correct. I rearranged it to G= I/U and solved this equation for all the values in the table and then added them...
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Calculate resistance between terminals 1 and 2, 1 and 4, 1 and 3, 2 and 4, 3 and 4, and 2 and 3
My attempt of solution:
For R between 1 and 2 i done: (R1 + R2) || (R1 +R2 + R3)
The problem is:
Im not sure how to find which is in series and what's in parallel so I'm confused and I...
Hi. I am having some trouble understanding what is the voltage drop in a system with resistors in series.
If there is a difference of electric potential between two points in space, since electric potential is electric potential energy per charge, there is a difference in the electric...
Hi there! I'm looking to create a small (max 20 foot range) radio transmitter, to direct a focused radio beam at a receiver, for the purpose of remote switching. Ideally, I would like the device to work at a relatively "exotic" frequency, as I would think there is a lot of radio noise where I...
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My real name is Ryan, but you can call me Unix (handle I've had since I was a kid). I'm 27 and have always been a huge fan of anything science. I'm formally educated with a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering and I work as an Engineering Technician for a small electronics...
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Capacitors C1 = 6.97 uF and C2 = 1.54 uF are charged as a parallel combination across a 281 V battery. The capacitors are disconnected from the battery and from each other. They are then connected positive plate to negative plate and negative plate to positive plate.
A)...
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H=I^2RT and H=(V^2)T/R.
In one case H is directly proportional to R while in the other it is not where H is the energy consumed.
Explain the apparent difference between the two cases
Homework Equations
None
The Attempt at a Solution
In the first case electricity is being...
Consider a waveguide with axis parallel to axis ##z##. Using cartesian coordinates the fields inside the waveguide can be written as
Where ##\alpha## is the wavenumber and ##k=\frac{\omega}{c}## .
The maxwell equations ##\nabla \times E=-\frac{\partial B}{\partial t}## and ##\nabla \times...
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right now I do not have school but I was thinking about what my chemistry teacher said last year.
he was telling us about electrons and how they move from negative to positive. he said something along the line of: let's you would put a fork in a wall socket and by chance you first hit the...
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Some time ago I was looking for lightning ball videos on youtube.
I observed some strange phenomenon recorded on one of the videos.
Before a lightning ball is created, some "dark" ball is coming from above
and then it immediately changes to the lightning ball which is moving at different...
Why is a sea of electrons present in a conductor?
I read some where that they absorb a energy at normal temperatures and use it to get free electrons , but then why do they absorb energy while insulators don't??
This is a pretty simple question, one that there is likely a simple answer to. So, I need to use a capacitor as a rapid dump battery, not a filter or anything. The required current for this application is 1.7 Amps, and only 0.23 volts is necessary. I'm not too sure as to what amount of farads a...
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Two +3.0nC charges are shown in the diagram below which are spaced 10cm apart. What are the strength and direction of the electric field at the position indicated by the dot in the figure (Figure 1) ?
What is the electric field in N/C?
What is the direction of the electric...
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We have an ammeter with 20Ω resistance and a range of 10mA or 0.01A.
The different ranges are 3000mA, 300mA, 30mA.
Calculate the shunt resistors a, b and c.
Homework Equations
The Attempt at a Solution
Ia = 0.01A ; Ra = 20Ω ; I = 0.03A
Ua = Ia ⋅ Ra = 0.01A ⋅ 20Ω =...
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A capacitor is made of two parallel plates of area A, separation d. It is being charged by an AC source. Show that the displacement current inside the capacitor is the same as the conduction current.
Homework Equations
Idisp = ε(dΦE/dt)
Q = CV
C = Aε/d
Xc = 1/(2πƒC)
Q(t)...