Worksheet: Ohm's Law

In this worksheet, we will practice defining voltage, current, and resistance and using Ohm's law to calculate these values in simple electrical circuits.

Q1:

Which of the following is the best definition of electrical current, as measured in amperes?

  • AThe number of coulombs of electrons that pass a given point in one second
  • BThe energy dissipated by the electrons passing between two given points in one second
  • CThe energy dissipated per electron between two given points
  • DThe number of electrons that pass a given point in one second
  • EThe energy dissipated per coulomb of electrons between two given points

Q2:

A voltage drop of 3.412 V is measured across a resistance of 10.51 Ω. Calculate the current in the resistor.

Q3:

If a redox couple is at equilibrium in an electrochemical cell, which of the following statements about the current and potential is most accurate?

  • AThe current is zero, and the potential is given by the Nernst equation.
  • BThe potential is zero, and the current is given by the Nernst equation.
  • CThe current is negative, and the potential is zero.
  • DThe current and potential are both zero.
  • EThe current is positive, and the potential is zero.

Q4:

The total current in the circuit below is 100 mA.

Calculate, to the nearest ohm, the total resistance of the parallel combination of resistors.

What is the total resistance in this circuit to the nearest ohm?

What is the voltage across the 500 Ω resistor to 2 significant figures?

What is the current in the 600 Ω resistor to the nearest milliampere?

Q5:

The current in the circuit shown is 100 mA.

What is the current in the 50 Ω resistor to the nearest milliampere?

What is the voltage across the 40 Ω resistor to 2 significant figures?

What is the total resistance in this circuit to the nearest ohm?

What is the voltage of the battery in this circuit to the nearest volt?

Q6:

The total current in the circuit shown is 100 mA.

What is the total resistance in this circuit to the nearest ohm?

What is the voltage across the 40 Ω resistor to 2 significant figures?

What is the current in the 50 Ω resistor to the nearest milliampere?

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