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Teo batteries in parallel

  1. May 29, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Find the current through each component of the circuit.


    2. Relevant equations
    Kirchhoff's laws


    3. The attempt at a solution
    I labeled the current through the left battery I1 and the current through the right battery I2. Therefore the current through the resistor is I1+I2. Using the voltage rule, I1+I2 = .01 A.
    I have no idea how to find I1 and I2. Would current flow through both of them?
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     

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  3. May 30, 2009 #2

    Hootenanny

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    HINT: Assume that batteries are identical (i.e. have the same internal resistance).
     
  4. May 30, 2009 #3
    Re: Two batteries in parallel

    So each battery contributes half of the total current?
     
  5. May 30, 2009 #4

    LowlyPion

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    That would seem to be the case.
     
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