Basic Circuit Analysis
Calculating the Currents for Series Resistor Circuits
More Examples
Calculating the Voltages for Series Resistor Circuits You have been seeing how it is possible to determine the total resistance and total current for a series circuit.
Example In an earlier example, you calculated the total current through a series resistor circuit on the basis of the applied voltage VT and the total resistance of the circuit RT:
V_{R1} = I_{R1} R_{1} = 60.5mA x 81W = 4.9 V V_{R2} = IR_{2}R_{2} = 60.5mA x 82W = 5 V V_{R3} = I_{R3}R_{3} = 60.5mA x 98W = 5.9 V
VR1 = 4.9 V VR2 = 5 V VR3 = 5.9 V
Examples and Exercises
Some Facts About Current and Voltage in Series Circuits 1. Removing a resistor from a series circuit:
2. Shorting a resistor in a series circuit


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