Where would a voltmeter read 0 in a simple circuit?

1. Jan 2, 2008

lollol

Assuming a simple circuit with a couple of resistors

Would it just read 0 around 2 points uninterrupted by a resistor?

Last edited: Jan 2, 2008
2. Jan 2, 2008

Cyrus

Any two points at the same potential.

3. Jan 3, 2008

Mephisto

well yes of course, anyone who knows what a voltmeter is can tell you that. I think the question is where those points actually are in some circuit.

i don't know.. i think unless the circuit is open you can't have that? i don't know.

edit: Do you mean an ideal circuit where the wires have 0 resistance? In that case I think that may be true; measuring voltage across something with 0 resistance should probably give u 0 voltage drop. I wish someone would clarify that though, I want to know as well

Last edited: Jan 3, 2008
4. Jan 3, 2008

DaveC426913

I think, considering this is "a simple circuit", we don't need to over-think it. I'd say lollol has the right answer.