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Experiment # 06 “Series and Parallel Circuits” Armando Gomez-Farias Eric Chapa Zuhair Alnidham Theodore Duano 02 / 17 / 2011 PHY 1931.002 (TR 12:30)
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Introduction: Today’s laboratory experiment consisted in studying series circuits and  parallel circuits. In order to study the differences between these two circuits, we build a  pure series circuit, a pure parallel circuit, and a combination of both. We used resistors  with constant resistance that we were able to measure with a multimeter. With a current  sensor we were able to measure the current through each resistor, and with a voltage  sensor we measured the voltage through each resistor. We compared the values we  obtained with a series circuit and the values we obtained with a parallel circuit. With our  analysis we were able to understand the behavior of voltage, current, and equivalent  resistance in each type of circuits. We finally calculated the theoretical values of each 
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Unformatted text preview: measurement we made and compared them to our measured values. Analysis is in following pages. Conclusion: In this experiment I learned the different behaviors current, voltage, and equivalent resistors have in parallel and series circuits. I was able to prove Ohms Law (V=IR), and understand the differences between parallel and series circuits. Series circuits have a constant current through the circuit, and the total voltage and the equivalent resistor is the sum of each of their individual components. For a parallel circuit, the voltage remains constant through the circuit, the total current is the sum of all the individual currents, and the equivalent resistor is the inverse of the sum of the individual inverse resistors....
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