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 Name: Resistors in Series and Parallel ID: m42356 Language: English (en) Summary: Draw a circuit with resistors in parallel and in series. Calculate the voltage drop of a current across a resistor using Ohm’s law. Contrast the way total resistance is calculated for resistors in series and in parallel. Explain why total resistance of a parallel circuit is less than the smallest resistance of any of the resistors in that circuit. Calculate total resistance of a circuit that contains a mixture of resistors connected in series and in parallel. Subject: Science and Technology Keywords: Current, Joule’s law, Ohm’s law, Parallel, Resistance, Resistor, Series, Voltage, Voltage drop License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0 Authors: Copyright Holders: Maintainers: Latest version: 1.4 (history) First publication date: Jan 17, 2012 2:59 pm +0000 Last revision to module: Jun 13, 2012 3:04 pm +0000

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