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10/6/2011 Physics for Scientists & Engineers 2 1 Physics 184 Physics for Scientists & Engineers 2 Fall Semester 2011 Chapter 26: Direct Current Circuits
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10/6/2011 Physics for Scientists & Engineers 2 2 Complex Circuits In each circuit, which resistors are in series and parallel? Some circuits can be constructed that cannot be resolved into series or parallel systems of capacitors or resistors
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10/6/2011 Physics for Scientists & Engineers 2 3 Kirchhoff’s Rules To handle these types of circuits, we must apply Kirchhoff’s Rules. Kirchhoff’s Rules can be stated as Kirchhoff’s Junction Rule The sum of the currents entering a junction must equal the sum of the currents leaving a junction Kirchhoff’s Loop Rule The sum of voltage drops around a complete circuit loop must sum to zero
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