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Unformatted text preview: and R 4 the same? Activity 2 : The point of this activity is to figure out if the light bulbs in your house (and appliances in general) are connected in series or in parallel. If you already know the answer you should still try and work through this and convince yourself why. Hint 1 : Think about a 60 W light bulb as a resistor. The 60W characterization assumes the bulb is connected to a V = 110 V outlet. Use this to characterize the resistor. Hint 2 : Now try to connect two identical 60W lightbulbs to a 110 V emf, first in series then in parallel. Calculate the power dissipated in each light bulb for the two cases....
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- Fall '08
- Physics, Resistor, Incandescent light bulb, Jaguar Racing, Electrical resistance, Series and parallel circuits