Video- Ohm’s Law-Voltage, Current and Resistors in Parallel Circuits

by Editor on November 18, 2011

Resistors in parallel. This video from Dunwoody college shows a parallel circuit which has 2 possible paths for the flow of electricity to take.

It shows how you can use a Ohm’s Law and a table to calculate the total resistance and current in each resistor a parallel circuit.

This is Ohm’s Law.

V= IxR  or  I=V/R  or R=V/I

Ohm’s Law deals in the relationship between Voltage (V or E), Current (I) and resistance (R).

When you know 2 of the parameters helps you find the 3rd missing one.

For example, if you know current and resistance you can find out the voltage.

Rules For A Parallel Circuit

Voltage is constant to each resistor

Total current is the sum of current flowing through each resistor

Total resistance is always smaller than the smallest value resistor

Find out about Ohm’s Law calculations in a Series Circuit.

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