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Homework Help: Adding up resistors

  1. Sep 1, 2009 #1
    http://picasaweb.google.com/devanlevin/DropBox?authkey=Gv1sRgCL_4l4PpvP_YsQE&pli=1&gsessionid=0QnHbYBvT-aZ60wV9tvsow#5376537235623432578 [Broken]

    in the above diagram, how do i add all the resistors( and i know that the dagram has capacitators) in order to find the total reststance,

    i know that when adding parallel resistors 1/r +1/r = 1/R
    and for adding in rows r + r = R

    but i cannot see what is parallel and what is in a row here??
    Last edited by a moderator: May 4, 2017
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 1, 2009 #2
    Try to redraw the circuit in a more open and less tangled manner.
  4. Sep 1, 2009 #3
    cant see it, been trying
  5. Sep 1, 2009 #4
    Had a hard time simplifying this mess o.0
    Oh well, when all else fails, there are Kirchhoff's Laws to fall back on
  6. Sep 2, 2009 #5
    is that the only way you can see?
    what should i do? choose 2 points and find the total R between them? but how will that give me the total resistance? wouldnt that only give me resistance between those 2 points?
    and if i take it from point A back to the same point A wouldnt i get R=0 since the voltage difference would be 0?
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