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## Main Question or Discussion Point

**Homework Statement::**How can I determine whether my basic circuit will work? A battery and two light sources.

**Homework Equations::**conceptual question, use basic ohms law, current law, voltage law, etc.

This is not a homework question, i am just trying to understand electronics better. I am in my last year of electrical engineering undergraduate courses and I never understood some basic applications. Let me describe a scenario:

I have a 9V battery, two 9 volt bulbs. Can I connect these properly with both light sources connected correctly?

Firstly, is my instinct that I dont have enough information correct? This is how I want to approach this question. I want to know how much POWER i supply to the circuit, then I want to know how much maximum power is allowed to be dissipated by each bulb. Am I going in the right direction? If so then I would calculate the maximum power that my source can provide by multiplying its maximum voltage to its maximum current. I can keep going but I want to know your opinion about my current method. Thank you.