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Resistance, Current and Voltages

  1. Jun 8, 2014 #1
    When there is a current of mixed resistances (like parallel and series together), how do voltage drop and current relate throughout the circuit?
     
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  3. Jun 9, 2014 #2
    Elements in series always have the same current, and elements in parallel always have the same voltage drop. You just need to take care to determine whether two elements are actually in series/parallel; not all elements have this sort of relationship in every circuit.
     
  4. Jun 9, 2014 #3

    Simon Bridge

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    Sounds like a homework question to me.
    For complicated relationships between elements, you need more complicated rules ... like kirchoff's laws.
     
  5. Jun 9, 2014 #4

    Dale

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    Usually I like to solve circuits using the node-voltage method.

    http://mathonweb.com/help/backgd5.htm
     
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