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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: OpenStax College (info@openstaxcollege.org)
Copyright Holders: Rice University (daniel@openstaxcollege.org)
Maintainers: OpenStax College (info@openstaxcollege.org), OSC Physics Maintainer (info@openstaxcollege.org)

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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Version: 1.5 Sep 9, 2013 3:27 pm +0000 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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Version: 1.3 Jun 6, 2012 1:31 pm +0000 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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Version: 1.2 Jun 1, 2012 12:11 pm +0000 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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Version: 1.1 Jan 20, 2012 5:20 pm +0000 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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