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Infinitely repeating circuit

  1. Jan 25, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/3182/73661395nq3.jpg [Broken]
    http://g.imageshack.us/img165/73661395nq3.jpg/1/ [Broken]

    2. Relevant equations
    V = IR

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I got the first part right, but the second part eludes me.

    V = IR
    I = V/R
    I = 46.3 / 7.05
    I = 6.567375887 A

    Which seems way too simple and wrong anyway.
    I'm not really sure how to analyze the voltage or the current when it splits at the 1.75 and 7.05 ohm junction. How would I apply Kirchoff's rules here?
    Last edited by a moderator: May 3, 2017
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 26, 2009 #2
    Arriving at that junction the current sees a 7.05 Ohm resistor (R1) and a resistance RAB (R2) which you calculated already.
    So the current will split as I1*R1 = I2*R2
    You know R1 and R2.
    You know I1 + I2 = TotalCurrent.
    And you know TotalCurrent = Voltage/RAB
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