   Chapter 2, Problem 3CR

Chapter
Section
Textbook Problem

Find the total resistance in the series circuit in Illustration 2. ILLUSTRATION 2

To determine

To calculate: The total resistance in the series circuit shown below: Explanation

Given Information:

The provided figure is illustrated below:

Formula used:

In a series circuit the total resistance is given by:

Total resistance, RT=sum of all the resistances in the circuit

Calculation:

An electric circuit with only one path for the current, I, to flow is called a series circuit.

In a series circuit, the total resistance is equal to the sum of all the resistances in the circuit. Thus according to the given question,

Total resistance, RT=sum of all the resistances in the circuit=R1+R2+R3+R4+R5

Add all the resistances in the circuit

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