1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A 4 pole lap wound armature has 16 coils, each with a resistance of 0.1 ohms. Calculate the resistance of the armature? 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution Hi there fellow members, I'm currently doing a section of my course which deals with Electrical machines. The lesson that I am on at the moment is dealing with Armature windings ( lap and wave ). There are two diagrams in the lesson but they are confusing. One leads me to think that the total resistance would be 16*.01 ='s 1.6 ohms The other one leads me to think that there are 4 parallel paths. 4*4 = 16 4*0.1=0.4 so total resistance is 1/R = (1/0.4)*4 R = 1/10 R = 0.1 ohms With the fact that it's a question being asked I would think that the 1.6 is a bit straight forward so I'm leaning towards the 0.1 ohms answer. Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated :) Neil P.S Thanks for taking the time to read the question!