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Homework Help: Current in parallel circuits

  1. May 16, 2008 #1
    Hi could someone explain what determines the amount of current going through each branch in a parallel cicuit. Does it just depend on the amount of resistance in each branch?

    Im not looking for a complex explanation, but just the basic idea
     
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  3. May 16, 2008 #2

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    In a simple parallel DC circuit, the amount of current flow through each branch is dependent upon the resistance of each branch (per Ohm's Law).

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  4. May 16, 2008 #3

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