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Homework Help: Does the location of a switch affect current in a simple circuit?

  1. Apr 26, 2008 #1
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    Does location of a switch affect current in a simple circuit?

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I said no because the switch can be placed anywhere throughout the current
     
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  3. Apr 26, 2008 #2

    Hootenanny

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    That depends on what your definition of a simply circuit is.
     
  4. Apr 26, 2008 #3
    a simple circuit is a circuit that uses DC (direct current)
    u know like a battery, a switch, load and conducting wires. Isnt that called a simple circuit. Its also called a series circuit.
     
  5. Apr 26, 2008 #4

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    Then you are correct, the position of a switch does not affect the current in a series circuit.
     
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