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Homework Help: Potentiometer Use of Resistors

  1. Feb 4, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I am uncertain how to provide a schematic, so I will ask a general question. Why would it be beneficial to use a larger resistor in a circuit using a potentiometer?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2008
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  3. Feb 4, 2008 #2


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    1) No one is going to help you unless you show us your work and explain to us how and why you're stuck.

    2) I don't think anyone will be able to make any sense out of your question without seeing a schematic.

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