Solve: The rules for combining resistors in series and parallel lead to the sequences of equivalent circuits shown in Figure 19.52. In Figure 19.52c, This is the current through each of the resistors in Figure 19.52b. Figure 19.52 Note that is the voltage across and across so and is the voltage across and across so and 19.53. Set Up: For resistors in parallel, the voltages are the same and the currents add. so For resistors in series, the currents are the same and the voltages add. Solve: The rules for combining resistors in series and parallel lead to the sequence of equivalent circuits shown in Figure 19.53. In Figure 19.53c, In Figure 19.53b, the voltage across each resistor is 48.0 V, so and Note that Then in Figure 19.53a, and Figure 19.53 19.54. Set Up: We can use the power rating in to find the resistance of a bulb. Then we can find the voltage across each bulb when they are connected in series and in parallel. Solve:
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2009 for the course PHYS 114 taught by Professor Shoberg during the Spring '07 term at Pittsburg State Uiversity.