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In summary, the amount of current flowing through each branch in a parallel circuit is determined by the resistance of each branch. This follows Ohm's Law. For a visual representation, refer to the link provided.

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david18 said:

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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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A parallel circuit is a type of electrical circuit where the components are connected in parallel, meaning they share the same voltage but have separate current paths.

In a parallel circuit, the total current is divided among the individual branches of the circuit. This means that the current flowing into the circuit is equal to the sum of the currents flowing through each branch.

The formula for calculating current in a parallel circuit is: I(total) = I1 + I2 + I3 + ..., where I(total) is the total current and I1, I2, I3, etc. are the individual branch currents.

In a parallel circuit, the total resistance is decreased as more components are added. This means that the current in the circuit will increase as the resistance decreases.

In a parallel circuit, if one component fails, the other components will still receive the same voltage and continue to function. This is because each component has its own current path and is not dependent on the other components for current flow.

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