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Current in a series circuit

  1. Mar 30, 2009 #1
    I know that in a series circuit the current is the same amperage though out the circuit. What does not make sense to me though, is why it should be that way. For example, if one had a series circuit with just resistors in it, it seems that the resistors would each change the flow of the current by way of providing resistance. I hope that that made sense.
     
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  3. Mar 30, 2009 #2
    Think of the series resistors as one resistor. So whatever current will flow in, it must flow out. But what will be different is the voltage across every resistor.
     
  4. Mar 30, 2009 #3
    Thanks waht.
     
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