Unformatted text preview: note that the current is the same in every resistor and there are n Â· m = n 2 resistors, so the maximum total power that can be dissipated is P total = n 2 P , where P = 1 . 0 W is the maximum power that can be dissipated by any one of the resistors. The problem demands P total â‰¥ 5 . P , so n 2 must be at least as large as 5 . 0. Since n must be an integer, the smallest it can be is 3. The least number of resistors is n 2 = 9....
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This note was uploaded on 11/12/2011 for the course PHYS 2001 taught by Professor Sprunger during the Fall '08 term at LSU.
 Fall '08
 SPRUNGER
 Physics, Resistance

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