(1) Laws of parallel circuits.
(b) Applied voltage is the same to each branch of the circuit.
(c) When resistance is added in parallel, the total or effective
(d) The sum of the amperage in each branch is equal to the total
(e) The total or effective resistance will always be less than the
(2) Figure 17 demonstrates how the voltage source is applied equally
circuit has two or more paths for current to flow. Opening or closing the
circuit of any branch does not affect the other circuits.