2 Resistors : SeriesIn a series circuit, all components are connected end- to-end, forming a single path for electrons to flow.When resistors are connected in series, the current in each resistor is the same.
3 Resistors: SeriesTotal current in a series circuit depends on how many resistors are present and how much resistance each offers.The equivalent resistance can be used to find current.
4 Guided PracticeOpen books to pg. 738Sample Problem 20A
5 Resistors : SeriesSeries circuits require all elements to conduct.
6 Resistors: ParallelIn a parallel circuit, all components are connected across each other, forming exactly two sets of electrically common points.
7 Resistors: ParallelThe sum of currents in parallel resistors equals the total current.Resistors in parallel have the same potential differences across them.
8 Resistors: ParallelThe equivalent resistance must always be less than the smallest resistance in the group of resistors.
9 Guided PracticeOpen books to pg. 743Sample Problem 20B