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Homework Help: Simple series and parallel circuits

  1. Jan 18, 2009 #1
    I'm really new to circuits so any help would be nice!!o:)

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    1) derive the basic properties of a simple series circuit.
    2) derive the basic properties of a simple parallel circuit.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    1)a)the current through a circuit element is the same throughout the circuit.
    b)the sum of the resistance is equal to the total resistance in the circuit.
    c)the sum of the voltages across each circuit element is equal to the total voltage of the source.
    d)i dono
    e)i dono

    2a)the voltage across a circuit element is the same as the source throughout the circuit
    b)the sum of the current through each branch is equal to the total current
    c)1/Rtotal = 1/R1 + 1/R2 . . . + 1/Rn
    d)i dono
    e)i dono
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2009
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  3. Jan 19, 2009 #2


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    a), b) and c) are all correct statements.

    For d) and e), what was the question? :confused:
  4. Jan 19, 2009 #3
    there's supposed to be 2 more properties for each. and i have no clue what they are. I've looked through my text and through internet sources but i can only find 3.
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