College Physics

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



College Physics

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

(a) Find the equivalent resistance between points a and b in Figure P18.7. (b) Calculate the current in each resistor if a potential difference of 34.0 V is applied between points a and b.


Figure P18.7


To determine
The equivalent resistance between the point a and b in the given figure P18.7.


Given Info: The two parallel resistors is  R1P=7.00Ω and R2P=10.0Ω .


The two parallel resistors is R1P=7.00Ω and R2P=10.0Ω .

Formula to calculate the equivalent resistance of the two parallel resistors is,


  • RP is the equivalent resistance ,
  • R1P and R2P is the two parallel resistors,

Rewrite the above relation as RP .


Substitute 7.00Ω for R1P and 10.0Ω for R2P .



To determine
The current through each resistor from the given figure P18.7.

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