What is Total resistance: Definition and 67 Discussions
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So far, here's what I have:
Taking the parallelconnected resistors alone, 1/Total effective resistance (R) = 1/3ohm + 1/6ohm = 1/2, so R = 2ohm
Replacing the 3 and 6 ohm resistors with a 2 ohm resistor, the total resistance will be 2+4 = 6ohm
Using V=IR,
I (current) = V(potential...
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Hi i have this assignment for homework:
There is only one battery for the circuit, E=10V, R=4 Ohms and L=1H
it asks me to find the time constant of the circuit. i know that a time constant in a RL circuit is t=L/R...
(i) Dividing the rod into thicknesses of dx we get discs of area A with lengths=dx so using (****) we have the resistance of a typical disc (between point x' and x'+dx) as:
(1) ##R(x'dx)=\frac{dx}{g(x)A}##
(ii) Using (1) and (*) and the integrating from a to b of the entire rod we get...
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https://imgur.com/3H3pCkD
R is the resistance of each resistor, determine total resistance in the circuit. (see the image in the link above)
Homework Equations
R=1/R₁+1/R₂+1/R₃+... (in parralel circuit)
R=R₁+R₂+R₃... (in series circuit)The Attempt at a Solution
I'm...
Homework Statement
Work out the total resistance of a combined circuit.
https://gyazo.com/935b96ff63689e2bff852f29ea48bf90  picture of circuit layout
Homework Equations
Rt=R1+R2+Rn...
R=V/I
1/RT=1/R1+1/R2+1/Rn...
The Attempt at a Solution
RT=R1+R2 =100+150=250Ω for the resistors in series...
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I am not sure how to calculate the resistance of the circuit and each resistor using voltage and current. I know how to work the resistance out in series and parallel but am 100% how to work it out in combined.
Homework Equations
R=V/I, 1/Rt=1/R1+1/R2
The Attempt at a...
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Why is my calculated total resistance of the circuit higher than the resistor used in series and the theoretical total resistance? In a series circuit I used a 100Ω resistor and measured the current at 1.0v intervals from 1.05.0v.
At 1.0v the current was 8.70mA using a 100Ω...
Given the circuit, I am supposed to find the total resistance, but I am unsure of what to do without having a voltage or current source with an internal resistor.
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R1= 9 Ohms R2= 17 Ohms R3= 18 Ohms
what is the total resistance of this arrangement? Express answer in ohms, correct to one decimal place.
Homework Equations
I used the Parallel circuit formula 1/r1 + r2 + r3
The Attempt at a Solution
I got 4.0 Ohms, apparently, it is...
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Prove the equation for ΔRC. (See the first attachment with the circuit schematic inside)
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(The equation for RC, in both attachments)
The Attempt at a Solution
You can see my attempt at a solution in the second attachment. I'm stuck at the step shown in the...
Homework Statement
Find the total resistance of the circuit
Homework Equations
Parallel resistance: 1/Rtotal = 1/R1 + 1/R2 + 1/R3 + ..., Series resistance: R1 + R2 + R3...
The Attempt at a Solution
The 1470 ohm resistor is parallel to the 50 ohm resistor and the 1000 ohm resistor, but there is...
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In the circuit attached below, what's the resistance between A and B?
Homework EquationsThe Attempt at a Solution
I'm finding it difficult to interpret this thing. Are resistors 1 and 2 in series or parallel? What does the loop above 1 and 2 actually do, in terms of how much...
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We need to find the total resistance of this circuit but I'm not sure whether the circuit will shorten or not.
(I don't even have any idea on where I should start cause it looks so different from the other ones.)
Can someone also give me tips and tricks in simplifying ladder...
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We have 1Ω, 2Ω, 2Ω, 4Ω, 5Ω and 6Ω resistors. We have to make a circuit with all of them and total resistance must be 1 ohm.
Homework Equations
Parallel: 1/R1+1/R2=1/R
In series: R1+R2=R
The Attempt at a Solution
I have only made a circuit from 4 resistors:
1 ohm and 2 ohms...
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Assuming the wires have negligible resistance, find the equivalent resistance between the terminals A and B. Answer to 2 significant figures.
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1/R = 1/R1 + 1/R2 ... + 1/Rn
R = R1 + R2 + RnThe Attempt at a Solution
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I have drawn a more...
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I made this problem on my own.
resistors are
10 ohms
30 ohms
15 ohms
they are in parallel connections between A and B points
Voltage across A and B = 12 volts
calculate Rtotal
Homework Equations
1/ R = 1/ R1 ´+ 1/R2 + 1/R3
The Attempt at a Solution
1/R = 1/10 +1/30 +...
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A triple glazed window consists of 3 clear glass panes of 3 mm thickness each, separated by air cavities of 12 mm each. The window area is 1.0 m2 . If the thermal conductivity of the glass panes is 0.8 W•m1•K1 and of the air cavities is 0.028 W•m1•K1 what is the total...
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What is the Total resistance in Question 38.
Homework EquationsThe Attempt at a Solution
I tried drawing the circuit again splitting up the series and parallel but i got the wrong answer. The answer is 92. Like i know that the 60 is parallen to 15 and the 15 is parallel to...
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How to calculate the value of total resistance RT in the shown circuit?
Homework EquationsThe Attempt at a Solution
I used Kirchhoff` first law: i1+i2=I where i1, i2 and I are the current passing through R1, R2 and the total current in the circuit, respectively.
similarly...
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It is known that total resistance of the circuit is dependent on the position of the wiper in potentiometer ##R##. Find the biggest and the smallest possible total resistances of the circuit. Potentiometer resistance is ##R=9r##.
Homework Equations
Ohm's law.
The Attempt...
Hello, I am not quite sure how to work out the before and after charging values for resistance and current.
This is the circuit I am working with:
So, when there is no voltage then the capacitor can be technically not considered as part of the circuit. So for the resistors, would R = 1/R1...
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a. What is the net resistance of the circuit connected to the battery in the figure above? Each resistor has the same resistance R. Give your answer as a number times R
b. What is the net resistance if the diagonal resistor between nodes A and B is replaced by a...
If we connect a single resistor in the circuit of ideal voltage source then what'll be its total resistance? ? Isn't it zero? As shown in image .so is it possible that the total resistance of a circuit is 0 Although it has 5ohm resistor!?
I can't get this last problem in the chapter. I am asked to find ##I_x## in the following network:
My first hunch was to apply KCL to the node above the ##2I_x## source:
##10 + 2I_x  \frac{V}{2}  3 + I_x + \frac{V}{5} + \frac{V}{10} = 0##
Where I have assumed the voltage ##V## is across...
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I attached the question. We have to use superposition to find the value of Vo.
Homework Equations
Rt = R1 + R2 + R3 + ... + Rn in series.
(1/Rt) = (1/R1 + 1/R2 + 1/R3 + ... + 1/Rn)^1 in parallel.
Current divider = (Rx/Rt)*Is
Voltage divider = (Vx/Vt)*Vs
The...
Hello,
My problem refers to hard tyres, so assuming none or very little lateral deflection. For a particular tyre on a particular floor there is a rolling resistance against the movement when the tyre is rolling. In a simplified case the resistance can be approximated as a rolling resistance...
Homework Statement
Here is the circuit 
Calculate the total resistance between A and B. ( All resistance are in ohms)
Homework Equations

The Attempt at a Solution
The wire which runs across the diagonal from upper left to lower right WITHOUT crossing the other diagonal wire is the...
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9.15
a) Each box has the restistance 1 Ohm. Find the total resistance between 1) AB 2) AD 3) BC
b) Find I (electric current(?)) from AD if you put a battery from BC
c) Find I on the Ammeter and the direction (the lower picture)...
This is my first engineering course of many to come and I was hopping someone can shed some light on how to add some of those resistors in this network.
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See attached image, I must find the power of the 10 ohm resistor.
Homework Equations
The Attempt at a...
Essentially I have been given five resistors of strength 180 kΩ, 220 kΩ, 270 kΩ, 330 kΩ, and 390 kΩ and have been told to devise a way to wire these to produce a total resistance of exactly 206.421 kΩ. I have been working on this simply using a guess and check method and have had no luck...
Hello,
This is a little basic I know, but I'm a little confused on how I would calculate the total resistance for this circuit... this circuit was actually to find I0 using mesh analysis, but I was trying to figure out the resistance to obtain I0 using ohms law. I am not sure how to...
I have been given this problem, I've simplified it down to a total resistance however I'm unsure on whether I have done it correctly. Any pointers would be nice, thanks.
First of all I added the two resistors together in the top right as they are series. I then used that product with the...
I'm having problem trying to calculate total resistance in resistor arrangement like this one:
http://o3xn.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/different.png
Before I go into any more detail with the original problem, I just want to say that whenever I get this "closed" type of circuits, I like...
b]1. Homework Statement [/b]
Find the total resistance of this complex combination of resistors.
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Homework Equations
R(total)= (Rr)/(R+r)
The Attempt at a Solution
resistance of r(2) and r(3) = 20Ω
resistance of the combination of r(1) and the resultant 20 Ω(ie r(2) and r(3) )...
Homework Statement
Breakdown, and find the total resistance for this circuit.
Homework Equations
V=IR
Parallel Circuits  1/Rtot = 1/R1 + 1/R2 ...
Series Circuits  Rtot = R1 + R2
The Attempt at a Solution
http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/4176/centralkootenayj2011122.jpg...
Homework Statement
I am asked to calculate the total resistance of this circuit
Homework Equations
1/rt =1/r1+1/r2+1/r3...etc  parallel
RT=r1+r2+r3...etc  series
The Attempt at a Solution
1/rt = 1/2 +1/2 +1/1
rt=1/2
then i tried adding 2 to it (from the top two resistors...
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A mining company use an electric pump with and operating voltage in the range 1.25kV  1.5kV. There is only a 240 Vrms supply available. A transformer is used to step up the output voltage to 1.5 kVrms. The secondary winding of the transformer has 2000 turns of wire.
The...
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Find the total resistances of the arrangement below.
Diagram:
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The Attempt at a Solution
For first diagram: add 6ohm and 1.5ohm then calculate total resistance through parallel
For second diagram: calculate total resistance for...
Homework Statement
R=50 Ohms
Homework Equations
Calculate the total resistance between points A and B.
The Attempt at a Solution
1/Req = 1/2R + 1/3R
1/Req = (3R+2R)/6R2
Req = (6/5)*R = (6/5)*50 = 60 Ohms
I tried finding this same problem somewhere in the forums here but I couldn't find a similar one, its getting the best of me! I have a problem with a square and a line going diagonal from corner to corner, with a 1.5v battery on the diagonal and on the top side a 4ohm resistor and 6ohm resistor...
Homework Statement
Asking me for total resistance
The Attempt at a Solution
I added the one in parallel first which is (1/5 + 1/5)=2.5ohm
Then added 9ohm + 2ohm + 2.5ohm = 13.5ohm( which i think it is the total resistance)
but the right answer should be 3ohm.
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OK so I have calculated the total resistance for the series and parallel part of the circuit. Now I just need help with the total
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Experimental Results:
Bulb 1: Volts = 3 Current = 0.46 Resistance1 = 3 ÷ 0.46 = 6.5
Bulb 2: Volts = 3 Current = 0.46...
If all the lightbulb in pic have resistance of 12 \Omega, What is the total circuit's total resistance? And the answer supposed to be 8 but I don't get it how it got 8?
Please let me know
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This is a 3part problem of which I have solved 1 and 2. I've included here just so you can follow the problem. A 50watt lamp, a 20watt, a 75 watt lamp, and a 100watt lamp are connected in parallel to a 110volt circuit. Calculate a) the current through each lamp; b)...