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A circuit of four elements. Which are in series and which are in parallel?

  1. Sep 8, 2010 #1
    I basically have this diagram:
    [PLAIN]http://www.tinyimg.org/images/595physic144.png [Broken]

    The problem asks "which of the elements are in series and which of the elements are in parallel?"

    I WANT to say that they are ALL in parallel with each other and none are in series, but I've never seen anything like that before. I tried re-shaping the diagram and I got this:

    [PLAIN]http://www.tinyimg.org/images/550physic144attempt.png [Broken]

    Am I wrong about this, because that looks like they're all in parallel to me?
     
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  3. Sep 8, 2010 #2

    berkeman

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    That's the answer I would give. The short circuit path around the outside pretty much removes and "series" paths that I can see.

    Welcome to the PF, BTW.
     
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  4. Sep 8, 2010 #3
    That's what I was thinking.

    And thank you, I plan on being active in the forums.
     
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