Chapter 18, Problem 5P

### 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

# Two resistors, R1 and R2 are connected in series. (a) If R1 = 2.00 Ω and R2 = 4.00 Ω, calculate the single resistance equivalent to the series combination. (b) Repeat the calculation for a parallel combination of R1 and R2.

(a)

To determine
The single resistance equivalent to the series combination.

Explanation

Given Info: The two resistors R1=2.00â€‰Î© and R2=4.00â€‰Î© are connected in series.

Explanation:

Formula to calculate the single resistance equivalent to the series combination is,

Requ=R1+R2

• Requ is the equivalent resistance,
• R1 and R2 is the resistors connected in series,

Substitute 2.00â€‰Î© for R1 and 4

(b)

To determine
The single resistance equivalent to the parallel combination.

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