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Pd (volatage)/ resistance

  1. May 8, 2006 #1
    if i have two components in a series circuit and the resistance across one drops, does the pd across the other one increase?
     
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  3. May 8, 2006 #2

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    You have not given enough information. We need to know how the components are connected to the source of the pd.
     
  4. May 9, 2006 #3

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    Ok, now you have added the word "series" that is the bit of information I needed.

    If the resistance drops the current must do what?

    Once you understand how the current changes you can then use Ohms Law to see what happens to the voltage drop across the other resistor.
     
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