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Post by Brad Clemens on April 19, 2014

For you example on "Another Simple Circuit" why did you ignore the 2 Ohm resistance from the internal resistance of the power supply? Does it not cause an effect for some reason?


  • Series combination of resistors: The equivalent resistance is R = R1 + R2 + …
  • Parallel combination of resistors: If R1, R2, … are connected in parallel, the equivalent resistance R is such that 1/R = 1/R1 + 1/R2 + …
  • RC circuit: Connect a battery with emf E, a resistor with resistance R, and a capacitor with capacitance C, and a switch. When the switch is open, no charge flows and the capacitor remains uncharged. If the switch is closed at time t = 0, the capacitor begins charging. The charge on the capacitor, as a function of time t, is given by Q = CE [1 – exp(-t / RC)]. The product RC has the units of time and is called the time constant of the RC circuit.


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  • Intro 0:00
  • Simple Rules 0:16
    • Resistance in Series
    • Current Passing Per Second is Equal
    • Potential Difference
    • Parallel Circuit, R1, R2
    • Battery, Current Starts From Positive Terminal to Negative Terminal
  • Series Combination of Resistances 13:06
    • R1, R2 Connected to Battery
    • Va-Vb=Ir1,Vb-Vc=Ir2
    • Three Resistance Connected in Series Req=r1+r2+r3
  • Parallel Combination of Resistance 19:28
    • R1 and R2 Combined Parallel
    • I=i1+i2 (Total Current)
    • Requ=I/E
  • A Simple Circuit 27:57
    • Current Splits
    • Total Resistance
    • Current I= 6/17.2
  • Another Simple Circuit 37:46
    • Battery has Small Internal Resistance
    • 2 Ohms Internal Resistance, and Two Resistance in Parallel
    • Drawing Circuit
    • Finding Current
  • RC Circuit 55:17
    • Battery , Resistance and Capacitance Connected
    • Current is Function of Time
    • R, C are Time Constants
  • Extra Example 1: Resistor Current/Power
  • Extra Example 2: Find Current
  • Extra Example 3: Find Current
  • Extra Example 4: Find Current