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Kirchoff and the Circuit October 20, 2012. Rules for Review Parallel 1/R T = 1/R 1 + 1/R 2 +... I T = I 1 + I 2 +... V 1 = V 2 =... Series V T = V 1 +

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1 Kirchoff and the Circuit October 20, 2012

2 Rules for Review Parallel 1/R T = 1/R 1 + 1/R I T = I 1 + I V 1 = V 2 =... Series V T = V 1 + V I T = I 1 = I 2 =... R T = R 1 + R

3 And What About Energy? Capacitors Store It U = 1/2 QV Resistors Use It P = IV where P is Power (watts) P = I 2 R = V 2 /R

4 Practice Lets find some current and potential differences and power values

5 So What if the Circuits are Ridiculous? Thanks be to Kirchoff. Two Rules to solve ANY circuit. Rule 1: Junction Rule: Current flowing into any junction = current flowing out Rule 2: Loop Rule: Sum of the potential differences around any complete loop = 0

6 Sample Problem Find the current When is V positive and when is it negative Depends on direction of the current and of the loop Loop Sign Rules

7 Sample Problem Find each current Find the voltage across each resistor.


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