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Could somebody define Cell current?

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Hi.

As part of my as physics work i have to calculate the 'cell current', but we haven't covered this in class.

I have searched on google but nothing has come up.

If somebody could point me in the right direction, i'd appreciate it.

Thanks.
 

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You'll have to give a bit more context. What kind of cell or current are we talking about here? A battery cell? Ion movement in an electrolysis cell? Cytoplasmic streams within a biological cell? Terrorist cells?
 
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Hi.

Thanks for the reply.

I am working through the question:

A cell of emf 3.0v and negligible internal resistance is connected to a 4.0 Ohm resistor in series with a parallel combination of a 24.0 Ohm resistor and a 12.0 OHm resistor. Calculate:
-the total circuit resistance (which i've calculated as 12.0V)
-and the cell current

That's all the info that's given.
 
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gneill
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I think you'll find that the units for your equivalent resistance should be in Ohms.

For the cell current, you want to know what current the cell will be providing to the circuit.
 

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