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1 Electricity And Electronics Fundamentals TECH 175 Fall Semester 2007 Chapter 8 Series-Parallel Circuits 3 The Series-Parallel Network • Branch – Part of a circuit that can be simplified into two terminals • Components between these two terminals – Resistors, voltage sources, or other elements 4 The Series-Parallel Network • To analyze a circuit – Identify elements in series and elements in parallel 5 The Series-Parallel Network 6 The Series-Parallel Network • In this circuit R 2 , R 3 , and R 4 are in parallel • This parallel combination – Series with R 1 and R 5

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2 7 The Series-Parallel Network • In this circuit R 3 and R 4 are in parallel – Combination is in series with R 2 • Entire combination is in parallel with R 1 8 The Series-Parallel Network 9 Analysis of Series-Parallel Circuits • Rules for analyzing series and parallel circuits still apply • Same current occurs through all series elements 10 Analysis of Series-Parallel Circuits
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