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Series Circuit Questions.

  1. Sep 16, 2008 #1
    The problem statement, all variables and given/known data


    Relevant equations

    Don't think you need any here. Might use OHM's Law in the explanation?

    The attempt at a solution

    I think for the second question there is too much resistance in the circuit, so the voltage doesn't reach the fourth load. I'm interpreting the word 'load' as 'resistor'. Or does it have to mean battery?

    I don't understand the first one at all.
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  3. Sep 16, 2008 #2


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    A load is an impedance, but for the sake of the questions you can interpret them as resistors.

    Fort the first question, what the fact that there is 0 volts across the first three loads says about the current on them?
    For the second question, there is a current through the fourth load, but no voltage drop. What does this mean?
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