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Unformatted text preview: The arrangement shown to the right would be parallel, even though one of the elements is arranged diagonally, except none of the pairs of elements are connected directly to each other on both ends. There are also no series pairs here. You would have to start simplifying somewhere else in the network first. What follows is a succession of images showing the gradual simplification of a resistive network down to a single resistance. (The ohm symbols have been left off to make it easier.) You should study this until you clearly understand what has happened at each step. The two large dots are called terminals and they imply that the network can be plugged into a power supply or circuit at those points. All you need to understand about them is that they are each open ends, so the 2 Ω resistor is not parallel to the 6 Ω resistor. 5 1 3 10 4 2 6 6 3 10 4 2 6 2 10 4 2 6 12 4 2 6 3 2 6 11...
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2012 for the course PHYS 131 taught by Professor Tibbets during the Spring '11 term at Cuyamaca College.
- Spring '11