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Series and parallel circuit question

  1. Jul 24, 2011 #1
    SERIES CIRCUIT QUESTION

    Given:

    R1 = 24 Ω
    R2 = 8 Ω
    R3 = 60 Ω

    Homework Question:

    a) Which resistor would have the greatest current passing through it? Explain.
    b) Which resistor would have the greatest potential difference across it? Explain.


    PARALLEL CIRCUIT QUESTION

    given:

    R1 = 40 Ω
    R2 = 20 Ω
    R3 = 60 Ω

    Homework Question:

    a) Which resistor would have the greatest potential difference across it? Explain.
    b) Which resistor would have the greatest current passing through it? Explain.


    My Question (s):

    Current is the rate at which charge is carried around the circuit and resistance slows down the flow of electricity. If the value of R is a smaller value then any of the other present values of R, does that mean, that resistor provides less resistance? If the value of R is a greater value compared to other R vale present does that mean, that resistor provides a greater resistance?

    How is potential difference related to resistance?
     
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  3. Jul 24, 2011 #2

    gneill

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    Look up Ohm's Law. It should address all your questions.
     
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