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You have two basic options: Realize that this is actually just two resistors in series with three parallel resistors, and analyze it using the equivalent resistances of resistors in parallel and series, or Use Kirchoff's laws to derive the equivalent resistance. If you choose option 1, I'll help you out by revealing the parallel resistors in this ...


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The helicopter and the power lines are at different potentials, the difference being so great as to cause the air in between to become a conductor. If you applied such a potential difference across a line worker it would probably result in death. You will note that the line worker is holding a metal stake which has a "pointed" end. This increases the ...


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Even if you put a superconductor across the terminals of a voltage source the current would be finite as all real voltage sources have a resistance. A circuit with a voltage source with no resistance does not exist.


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The fundamental problem is that the Ohm's law is a simple mathematical approximation, neglecting the V-A characteristic of a real source, resistance of wires, or even nonlinear physical response of materials under extreme conditions. Using this approximation outside of its scope leads to a "0/0" problem, which is obviously wrong. Some other physical ...


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Short answer: "neither". A resistance, in a circuit, causes a voltage drop for a given current. Alternatively, if the voltage is given, it causes a particular current to flow. As soon as a circuit gets a little bit more complex (more than one battery-resistor-light bulb-switch), it becomes completely impractical to use lots of batteries to control ...


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If you did not have resistor R in the circuit the voltmeter would always give the same reading - the voltage of the battery. A thermistor changes its resistance when a temperature changes. You are not given a resistance meter. All you have is a battery, a resistor R and a voltmeter. The circuit as set up is called a potential divider which means that the ...


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In such circuit see that all resistance at rim have same potential, since no resistance reduced it. At rim all have same potential as that at $a$. At center all have same potential as that at $b$ So, all have same potential difference $V_{a} - V_{b}$ Same potential difference means that they are connected in parallel.


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The reason to use the alloy is because it has a much higher resistivity than copper and so the alloy wire will have a higher resistance which with standard laboratory apparatus can be measured more accurately. I also seem to remember that the temperature of coefficient is lower for some of these alloys ie for a given increase in temperature the resistance ...



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