What is Equivalent resistance: Definition and 209 Discussions
Practical capacitors and inductors as used in electric circuits are not ideal components with only capacitance or inductance. However, they can be treated, to a very good degree of approximation, as being ideal capacitors and inductors in series with a resistance; this resistance is defined as the equivalent series resistance (ESR). If not otherwise specified, the ESR is always an AC resistance, which means it is measured at specified frequencies, 100 kHz for switched-mode power supply components, 120 Hz for linear power-supply components, and at its self-resonant frequency for general-application components. Additionally, audio components may report a "Q factor", incorporating ESR among other things, at 1000 Hz.
TL;DR Summary: I have to find an equivalent resistance of the circuit below, dependent on the amount of ##R_3## - resistors.
Here is the circuit:
I think there is no general solution. When I want to calculate it, I have to do...
Full problem:
I don't normally think about circuits like these in terms of energy (Joules) so I was very much confused.
What I did was find where the simplified expressions intercepts with each other to get the voltage. I scanned in my work although this text is a walk through of what I did...
I have a question about an exercise I don't understand, I don't want the solution, only the first element to begin.
I have tried with kirchhoff law, but I failed.
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R1 = 2 ohms ; R2 = 2 ohms; R3 = 1ohm
First figure:
I need to calculate the resistance between: a) A and C and b) A and B
a) R1 and R3 are in series => R13 = R1 + R3 = 3 ohms
R13 and R2 are in parallel => 1/Rp = 1/R13 + 1/R2 => Rp = 1.2 ohms
b) Here, between A and B there is only R1 so the...
I considered that the lengths of pi/4 and 3pi/4 would be in parallel:
1/R = 1/30 + 1/10
R = 7,5 ohm
But the answer is 30 ohm. Where am I missing and how do I calculate the potential of the voltmeter.
How would we calculate the Thevenin's resistance for the above circuit? The right answer for this circuit is 1.5 kOhm.
$$R_{567} = R_7 + (R_5 \parallel R_6) = .5 + .67 = 1.2 k\Omega$$
$$R_{34567} = R_3 + (R_4 \parallel R_{567}) = 1 + .75 = 1.75 k\Omega$$
$$R_{TH} = R_1 + (R_2 \parallel...
By the use of symmetry, I have found that equal currents will flow through opposite edges like A-C and C'A', but still, the use of kirchhoffs current and voltage laws lead to four equations in four variables which I am not able to solve, neither I am sure that the four equations which I have...
I start from far right:
Green and blue are parallel Connection:
This in turn is in series connection with black resistor:
and so on ...
This is what I'm ending up with
My final equivalent resistance is (275/17) Ω. Is this correct?
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I have a problem to find the equivalent resistance from the capacitor point of view
the solution says it's R1 but for me we still have R2 and R3 we have not deal with !
many thanks in advance
Summary: How to find equivalent resistance of the electric circuit?
I need to solve the following problem:
Calculate equivalent resistance of the circuit (figure1), if all six resistances are the same: r1 = r2 = r3 = r4 = r5 = r6 = 100 Ohm.
True answer: 66.6 Ohm.
I tried to solve this...
i was trying to calculate equivalent resistance of this circuit
and that was my attempt :
1) i can see two parallel 20 ohm resistors so equivalent resistance = $${20 \over 2} = 10 ohm$$
2) now we are left with 20 ohm resistor and 10 ohm resistor which are connected in series so
equivalent...
i had a problem in my textbook asking me to get equivalent resistance of a circuit , i ended up getting 23.7 ohm as my answer but my textbook says that the correct answer is 100 ohm
you can see my attempt here :
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i really want to know what went wrong with my steps
thanks in advance
I attempted to solve the problem by following the positive terminal of the battery and I realized that Resistor R1 has a different path than R2+R3+R4. I came to the conclusion that R1 is in parallel with R2+R3+R4. The series connection with R2,R3,R4 would be 30 ohm total by adding the three...
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The circuit is the one in "Fig.4"
I need to calculate equivalent resistance between A and B. This is what I've tried:
I think that the first resistor is shorted by that wire connected between A and E. Their answer looks like this, in fig 2.2.1. I'm not sure if their...
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Find the Norton equivalent resistance
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Sum of resistance in a parallel circuit: 1/Rt = 1/R1 + 1/R2...
Sum of resistance a series circuit: Rt= R1+R2...
The Attempt at a Solution
Don't know where to go from here:
I did this for fun, if you want to do it in an unconventional way, this would be useful in programming.
For ##n## resistors in parallel:
$$R_{total}=\frac{\prod_{i=0}^{n-1} R_{i}}{\sum_{i=0}^{n-1}(\prod_{j=0}^{n-2} R_{i+j \mod n})}$$
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So I need to find the equivalent resistance for the following RC circuit to calculate the time constant, but I got stuck in terms of finding out the equivalent resistance.
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V = IR
The Attempt at a Solution
So the thing I am not sure on is how do you...
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If the circuit of parallel and series resistors , is as follows , what's the equivalent resistance for the group?
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neglecting the battery internal resistance... irrelevant to the question.
The Attempt at a Solution
I tried to do the following
R1=8+12=20...
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https://imgur.com/a/XD3Km4t
I'm trying to find the thevenin equivalent resistance across the opened terminals.
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I know you short circuit the voltage source and do simple circuit analysis, however I'm getting confused in determining what resistors are...
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From symmetry , C and D are at the same potential . So , resistance between them can be removed . This leaves us with three parallel branches between A and B i.e 45 Ω || 45 Ω || 15Ω .
The net resistance will be 9 Ω .
But this...
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Consider the electric circuit shown in the figure. Assume that V = 13.7 V, R1 = R2 = R3 = R4 = R5 = 7.00 Ω. What is the equivalent resistance of the circuit?
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total voltage of a series circuit is the sum of the voltage of all the resistors
total current of...
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Homework EquationsThe Attempt at a Solution
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The circuit is symmetric about AC and BD , but I am not sure how to use this to simplify the circuit .
Could someone help me in solving this circuit using symmetry considerations .
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Find the equivalent resistance of this circuit between points a and b
https://imgur.com/a/LWcIC
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The Attempt at a Solution
I am not sure how to complete this problem without any variables. I tried replacing the numbers with the variables which is what I...
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problem in title:Homework Equations 1/Rtotal = 1/r1 + 1/r2...[/B]The Attempt at a Solution
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I can get it down to 4 resistors...but the one's I have circled I don't know how they behave. I just need a little kick in the right direction lol. Thank you in advance!
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I've took a course about Electrical circuits and Networks at the university, and i found out a problem which is uploaded by my professor, and i think he made a mistake!
this is the solution
i think that the equivalent resistances are wrong (beside Rab), for example if you look at...
Homework Statement
Find the Thévenin resistance for each of the circuits shown by zeroing the sources.
Homework EquationsThe Attempt at a Solution
I replaced the current source with an open circuit and I'm left with a wye formation but I don't know how to calculate the equivalent resistance
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https://imgur.com/a/aVCeU
Homework Equations
(1/Req) = (1/Rv1) +(1/Rv2)
Req = Rv1 + Rv2
The Attempt at a Solution
I'm not sure which formula is the correct one to use.So..
I'm absolutely stuck. I tried downloading a bunch of circuit board simulators, but I couldn't find an...
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2. Homework Equations [/B]The Attempt at a Solution
so i was thinking i could take a look at small number of points and then generalize it but my method soon breaks down
in the diagram i have denoted the resistance of the segment beside it if there is a bracket it means...
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Homework EquationsThe Attempt at a Solution
In the attached image the outer circular wire is represented as N . We have to find the equivalent resistance between O and N . Consider a battery of voltage V between O and N . From O there are six similar paths OA...
1. The Problem Statement
Calculate the equivalent resistance between O and the circumference. Each wire has 24 ohm resistance and the circumference has zero resistance.
2. Homework Equations
Not needed.3. Attempt at solution
I tried to use symmetry to solve this problem. I understand that...
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A cube of side L=2m is made of a cooper cable with 2mm^2 of cross section area.
1) Find the electric resistance of one side of the cube.
2) Find the equivalent resistance in between the points A and B.
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Homework EquationsThe Attempt at a Solution
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All the resistors are connected in parallel across A and B .The equivalent resistance is 1/Req= (1/R) +(1/2R) + (1/6R) + (1/12R) + ...
I tried to work with few terms and it seems the effective resistance tends to zero as...
Hi,
Silly little question about the transformer short circuit test.
When I perform it with the secondary shorted and I get Req = Power / current2
is this Req = Rpri + Rsec?
If I measured Rpri and Rsec with a multimeter?
Thanks
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Homework Equations / 3. The Attempt at a Solution
Here is my attempt from the homework assignment. It doesn't appear that I got any points for this question and was hoping to get a little help in correcting my issues or pointed in the right direction to start over. [/B]
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Find total Resistance
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1/Req= (1/R1)+(1/R2)...
The Attempt at a Solution
Can someone please explain me how 5 ohm R and 3ohm R are in series and then in parallel with the 2ohm R? Thanks
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I'm studying for a test and since this is technically a textbook problem I figured I'd post here to prevent being flagged.
I have the circuit redrawn.
Homework Equations
Series: Req = R1+R2...
Parallel: 1/Req= 1/R1 + 1/R2...
The Attempt at a Solution
I want to understand...
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I have a circuit with a diode in it. I have to find the thevenin equivalent in order to reduce the circuit to a DC source, single resistor and single diode. How do I account for a diode when trying to find Rth and Vth? Do I just remove it and have it act as a short circuit or...
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Find the equivalent resistance of the circuit shown, for circuit 3.7b, the one in the upper right :
https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t34.0-12/14429160_641550399338143_303002326_n.png?oh=ad8d346cfcaff147c9cd7a9d2b509411&oe=57E6C47C Homework Equations
Rseries=Rtotal...
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Here: http://imgur.com/a/5rRgu
2. Homework Equations
V=IR
The Attempt at a Solution
Basically from reversing the polarity of the cell and looking at a mirror image of the circuit i got the following relationships. First I(9)=0 then I(1)=-I(4) I(5)=-I(6) I(7)=-I(8). I...
Note: I have come up with a solution myself, but I am trying to understand a different approach to the problem. My textbook solves it in a different manner, and I am having trouble following along.
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The last part of the problem "determine R1 and R2 such that Rin = 200k". I am...
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Homework Equations
V=IR
The Attempt at a Solution
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I found that the current around the circuit was 5mA using kirchhoffs law ( i think)
If this is true then the T.E.V should be the voltage across the 120ohm resistor which is .6V (120*5e-3). Now I'm stuck and not sure...
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Homework Equations
Req for parallel is 1/Req=1/R+1/R...
The Attempt at a Solution
I have never seen a circuit like this and I'm not sure as to how I would go about calculating it since there is a resistor...
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Homework Equations
Req = [ ( 1 / R1) + ( 1 / R2) +. ...]^-1 (Parallel)
Req = R1 + R2 +. . . (Series )
The Attempt at a Solution
I tried to simplify the circuit by spreading it out but I guess something is wrong with my simplification since I can't arrive at the correct...
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The circuit consists of a battery (V0 = 48.0 V) and five resistors (R1 = 111 Ω, R2 = 182 Ω, R3 = 663 Ω, R4 = 334 Ω, and R5 = 465 Ω). Find the current passing through C, D, and G.
Homework Equations
V=IR
The Attempt at a Solution
I tried to find the equivalent resistance...
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I'm having trouble trying to find equivalent resistance. Here's a picture of some circuits I am trying to simplify (http://puu.sh/ngjMC/38160c3464.png)
For example, in circuit a, I can see that the 84 ohm and 105 ohm resistor are in series, and that can be simplified, but...
Currently working through a chapter on op amp circuits, fundamentals.
Came upon this practice problem in the section on inverting op amps
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A working of this problem is not given. I got the correct answer...