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For the circuit shown in the figure (Figure 1), find the current through and the potential difference across each resistor.

a) Find the current through each resistor.

b) Find the potential difference across each resistor.

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MasteringPhysics: HW #12 b My Questions | bartleby G For the circuit shown in the X Bb Content - 19FA UNIVERSITY Physics for Scientists and En y A 20.0pF capacitor initially ch X X X x session.masteringphysics.com/myct/itemView?assignmentProblemID=1259911238 offset=next Pan b Find the potential difference across ea Enter your answers numerically sep Figure 1 of 1 ΔνW , ΔV Ω. ΔVs D, AV16 30 160 ww Request Answer Submit Provide Feedback 12 V 48 11:25 PM Type here to search ENG 11 10/19/2019 ww O

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Step 1

Resistances, 4 ohms, 48 ohms and 16 ohms are connected in series, therefore equivalent resistance:

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1 11 R 4 16 48 1 12+3+16 R 48 48 48 =3 ohms 16

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Now R and 3 ohms are in series:

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R' R+3 =3+3 =6.0 ohms

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From Ohm’s Law

Current...

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V I = R' 12 = 2 A 6.0

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