BASIC ELECTRONICS - OD1633 - LESSON 1/TASK 2
Since R is the quantity you have been asked to find, look at the section of
the wheel that has R in the center. The segment E2 contains the quantities
you have been given. The formula you would use is
The problem can
now be solved.
E = 6 volts
P = 3 watts
When two unequal charges are connected by conductor, a complete pathway for
consists not only of the conductor, but also includes the path through the
voltage source. Inside the voltage source current flows from the positive
terminal, through the source, emerging at the negative terminal.
a. Series Circuit Characteristics.
A series circuit is defined as a
circuit that contains only one path for current flow. To compare the basic
current that has been discussed and a more complex series circuit, figure 19
on the following page shows two circuits. The basic circuit has only one
lamp and the series circuit has three lamps connected in series.
(1) Resistance in a Series Circuit.
Referring to figure 19, the
current in a series circuit must flow through each lamp to complete the
electrical path in the circuit.
Each additional lamp offers added
resistance. In a series circuit, the total circuit resistance (RT) is equal
As an equation: RT = R1 + R2 + R3 +...Rn