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Resistance question

  1. Oct 23, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I just want to know if the resistances are in parallel or series.


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    3. The attempt at a solution

    The ends of the resistances are not connected to each other ( there are other circuit elements in between). So, thats why I dont think they are in parallel. But then again the current through R1 and R2 wont be equal would they? So what should Requivalent be?
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     

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  3. Oct 23, 2013 #2

    gneill

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    The problem is asking about conditions at time t = 0+. Your first order of business should be to replace the reactive elements (capacitor, inductor) with their equivalent resistances at that instant. Then look at the circuit again.
     
  4. Oct 23, 2013 #3

    phinds

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    I don't see any R1 and/or R2, but if you are talking about the 5ohm and 20ohm resistors, I can't imagine why you would think the current through them would be the same. Am I perhaps misunderstanding what you are saying?
     
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