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Unformatted text preview: 4a. In circuit one, our R 1 was calculated at 13.31 Ohms. If we went back and replaced our R 1 value with our R eq value, 29,690 Ohms, the power dissipated would be 5.71mW. You would get a much smaller number if you were to change these two numbers because you would originally be dividing by 9,820 Ohms, but now you are dividing by 29,690 Ohms. The total power dissipated in circuit one would become significantly smaller and would become reasonably close to the total power dissipated in circuit #3....
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 Spring '10
 Costigan
 Physics, Resistance

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