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Homework Help: Change of potential

  1. Sep 12, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Show the change of potential of a system that contains a battery and two parallel connected resistors.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I guess that there is no change in potential because they are in parallel. Or there is a potential drop trough resistors?
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  3. Sep 12, 2015 #2


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    Assuming that the resistors are wired across the battery (so that there is a complete circuit) then you are correct; Potential will drop across the resistors in the direction of the current flow.
  4. Sep 12, 2015 #3
    It might be asking, "Where in this circuit would you consider there is positive (+) potential and where negative (-) potential?"
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