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Worksheet: Ohm’s Law and Calculation of Resistance

Q1:

A resistor is placed in a circuit with an adjustable voltage source. Measurements of the voltage across and the current through the resistor are shown in the accompanying graph. Find the resistance of the resistor.

Q2:

Calculate the effective resistance of a pocket calculator that has a 1.35-V battery if the current through the calculator is 0.200 mA.

Q3:

What is the voltage supplied to a 1.44-kW-power short circuit through a 0.100- resistance?

Q4:

Currents of 0.06 A can potentially kill people by making their heart fibrillate (beat in an uncontrolled manner).

What voltage can produce 0.2 A of current through a dry human body with an average resistance of 100 kΩ?

A human body is made wet by heavy rain. The body has an average resistance of 100 Ω. What voltage can induce fibrillation in these circumstances?