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Series or Parallel??

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2) Parallel Circuit - circuit in which each component has its own circular path back to the source.

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Ex 2)





a) IT = I1 + I2 + I3 + ...


For example:


If I1 = 2 amps,
I2 = 3 amps
I3 = 4 amps

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Then ...




IT = 9 amps



b) The voltage drops across each component in parallel are equal


VT  = V1 = V2 = V3


VT = Source Voltage



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c) V1 = I1R1


V2 = I2R2


V3 = I3R3  etc.





d) Current in 1st & 2nd resistor?


e) What’s R3?













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