Chapter 18, Problem 16P

### College Physics

11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300

Chapter
Section

### College Physics

11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

# (a) Is it possible to reduce the circuit shown in Figure P18.16 to a single equivalent resistor connected across the battery? Explain. (b) Find the current in the 2.00-Ω resistor. (c) Calculate the power delivered by the battery to the circuit.Figure P18.16

(a)

To determine
The possibility of the circuit shown in figure P18.6 is reduced into a single equivalent resistor.

Explanation

Given Info: The two parallel resistor network are R3=3.00â€‰Î© and R4=6.00â€‰Î© .

Explanation:

The following figure shows the resistor network can be reduced to a single equivalent resistance in the below steps:

Formula to calculate the equivalent resistance of the parallel combination is,

1Rp=1R3+1R4

• Rp is the equivalent resistance of the parallel combination,
• R3 and R4 is the resistors,

Rewrite the above relation.

Rp=R3R4R3+R4

(b)

To determine
The current passing through the 2.00Ω resistor.

(c)

To determine
The power delivered by the battery to the given circuit.

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