Lesson: Equivalent Resistance of Resistor CombinationsPhysics
In this lesson, we will learn how to calculate the total resistance of combinations of resistors connected in series and parallel to each other.
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Worksheet: 10 Questions • 1 Video
A 36.0 Ω resistor, a 50.0 Ω resistor, and a 700 Ω resistor are connected together.
What is the largest resistance obtainable?
What is the smallest resistance obtainable?
In a car, two 30.0 W power headlights and a 2.40 kW power starter are connected in parallel with each other. A 12.0 V emf battery is connected across these components. What power would one headlight and the starter draw from the battery? Neglect any other resistance in the circuit or in the battery and any change in resistances of the devices.
Consider the circuit shown.
Determine the equivalent resistance of the circuit if switch is open.
Determine the current drawn from the battery if switch is open.
Determine the equivalent resistance of the circuit if switch is closed.
Determine the current drawn from the battery if switch is closed.