We learn about the properties of series circuits. We examine how to find the total voltage, current, and resistance of a series circuit and learn how to find these things across individual resistors within the circuit.
Unit 5 Segment G: Series Circuits We learn about the properties of series circuits. We examine how to find the total voltage, current, and resistance of a series circuit and learn how to find these things across individual resistors within the circuit.Premiere Date: August 2, 2018 | Runtime: 00:06:18
-Understand that the total current in a series circuit is equal to the current in each resistor in the circuit.
-Understand that the total voltage in a series circuit is equal to the sum of the voltages of the individual resistors in the circuit.
-Understand the difference between an open circuit and closed circuit.
-Calculate the equivalent resistance for a series circuit.
-Determine the voltage, current, and resistance for a total series circuit and for individual resistors within that series circuit.
closed circuit - a circuit with no breaks, in which current can flow continuously.
equivalent resistance (Req) - the total resistance of a collection of resistors; for a series circuit, is equal to the sum of the resistances of the individual resistors. For a parallel circuit, the reciprocal of the equivalent resistance is equal to the reciprocal of each of the resistances of the individual resistors.
Ohm’s Law - law formulated by Georg Ohm that relates current, voltage, and resistance within a circuit; voltage is equal to current times resistance.
open circuit - a circuit with a break, either a switch or malfunction in which current cannot flow.
series circuit - a closed loop in which the current follows a single path.
voltage drop - loss of voltage due to resistance.
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