(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Four resistors are connected to a battery as shown in the figure. The current in the battery is I, the battery emf is E, and the resistor values are R1 = R, R2 = 2R, R3 = 4R, and R4 = 3R.

-Determine the potential difference across each resistor in terms of E.

-Determine the current in each resistor in terms of I.

-In the limit that R3 → infinity, what are the new values of the current in each resistor in terms of I, the original current in the battery?

2. Relevant equations

V=IR

Rtotal=R1+R2+... (Series)

1/2Rtotal=1/R1 + 1/R2 ... (Parallel)

3. The attempt at a solution

I've tried a bunch of different combos, and i'm just wondering if there is some sort of way to do this.

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# Circuit/Resistors Problem

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