Physics 201- Introduction to Electricity & Magnetism
October 23- Applying Kirchoff's Rules

 

 

 

 
 

 

  Resistor Networks
 

Just as with capacitors, we can replace complicated resistor networks with an equivalent single resistor.
 

  • Resistors in parallel have the same potential difference.
  • Resistors in series have the same current.


From these observations we can formulate the following rules:

Series: 

Parallel: 
 
 
 

Find the equivalent resistance for the following circuits, between points a and b.

 
 
 
 

 

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Jeff Phillips
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Loyola Marymount University
Fall 2002