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Homework Statement
"two identical loads in parallel have a greater total current than when they are connected in series"
we have to prove this statement right or wrong.
raa849 said:please? anyone?
raa849 said:1. Homework Statement
"two identical loads in parallel have a greater total current than when they are connected in series"
and we have to prove this statement right or wrong
2. Homework Equations
3. The Attempt at a Solution
this statement is right ...the parallel has a greater current because both resistors are connected to the source instead of the series because there is only one connection with the series
raa849 said:But for parallel circuits, total resistance = 1/R1+1/R2+1/R3...etc.
In a parallel circuit, the components are connected in such a way that there are multiple paths for the current to flow. In a series circuit, the components are connected one after the other, creating a single path for the current to flow.
To calculate the total resistance in a parallel circuit, you use the formula: 1/Rt = 1/R1 + 1/R2 + 1/R3 + ... + 1/Rn. Rt represents the total resistance and R1, R2, R3, etc. represent the individual resistances of each component.
In a series circuit, the overall resistance increases as more components are added. This is because the current must pass through each component, resulting in a higher total resistance.
In a parallel circuit, the voltage across each component is the same, while the current is divided among the components. This means that the total current in the circuit is equal to the sum of the currents in each branch.
Yes, it is possible to have a combination of parallel and series components in the same circuit. This is known as a complex circuit and can be analyzed using a combination of the rules for parallel and series circuits.