Bulbs in series are less bright than those in a parallel circuit. But are all the bulbs in the series circuit equally dim?
The Attempt at a Solution
I think for the purpose of high school physics bulbs in series are considered to be equally dim in a series circuit because they are receiving equal amounts of current (coulombs per second). But in reality each subsequent bulb from +ve to -ve terminal (conventional current flow) is dimmer than the first in series because the current has less and less energy to give up as it passes through the circuit.
Which is right? Which to I use for school science?