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Check your understanding of key concepts—all on your Win8 tablet or computer.
Investigate the differences between series, parallel, and complex circuits.
Explore Ohm’s law.
Calculate the amount of current moving through a circuit.
Examine the behavior of current traveling through different circuits.
Understand why light bulbs may or may not go out when another light bulb goes out in a circuit.
Represent resistance in pictures, equations, and statements.
Investigate equivalent resistance.
The AC VBook titled “Physics – Series and Parallel Circuits” walks you through the following topics:
Series Circuits Experiment: Making Series Circuits Series Circuits Analysis of Current and Potential Difference in a Series Circuit Analysis of Current in a Series Circuit Analysis of Potential Difference in a Series Circuit Equivalent Resistance in Series Circuits Ammeters
Parallel Circuits Parallel Circuits Analysis of Parallel Circuits Current Analysis Potential Difference Analysis Calculation of Equivalent Resistance Short Circuits Voltmeters
Complex Circuits Making Complex Circuits Analysis of Complex Circuits Finding Equivalent Resistance in a Complex Circuit Finding Current Passing through Resistors in Complex Circuits Finding Unknown Resistors in Complex Circuits Finding Potential Differences across the Resistors in Complex Circuits