Circuit Type = 1

Resistor 1 =

Resistor 2 = 0

Resistor 3 = 0

Resistor 4 = 0

Resistor 5 = 0

Resistor 6 = 0

Resistor 7 = 0

Resistor 8 = 0

Resistor 9 = 0

Resistor 10 = 0

Resistance =

res_ser =

Calculates the total resistance of a circuit when multiple resistors are used.

Series circuits are circuits where the resistors are wired end to end so that the current only has one path to flow.

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Parallel circuits are wired in a manner that allows the current to flow through multiple paths.

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Combination circuits are circuits that contain resistors wired in both series and parallel. To calculate the total resistance of a combination circuit, you must first find the total resistance of all resistors wired in series. Next find the total resistance of the resistors wired in parallel. The total resistance of a combination circuit can be found by adding these totals together.

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- Circuit Type: Choose either Series or Parallel for circuit type.

- Resistor Rating: Enter the rating of each individual resistor in a separate box (Fields 1 - 10).

- Resistance: Total resistance in ohms of this circuit based on the type of circuit and the rating of the resistors being used.

Calculate the total resistance of a circuit with 6 Ω, 12 Ω, and 33 Ω resistors wired in series.

- Circuit Type: Series

Resistor Rating:

- 1: 6 ohms

- 2: 12 ohms

- 3: 33 ohms

- 4: 0 ohms

- 5: 0 ohms

- 6: 0 ohms

- 7: 0 ohms

- 8: 0 ohms

- 9: 0 ohms

- 10: 0 ohms

- Resistance: 51 ohms

The resistance is 51 ohms.

Calculate the total resistance of a circuit with 6 Ω, 12 Ω, and 33 Ω resistors wired in Parallel.

- Circuit Type: Parallel

Resistor Rating:

- 1: 6 ohms

- 2: 12 ohms

- 3: 33 ohms

- 4: 0 ohms

- 5: 0 ohms

- 6: 0 ohms

- 7: 0 ohms

- 8: 0 ohms

- 9: 0 ohms

- 10: 0 ohms

The resistance is 3.57 ohms.

Calculate the total resistance of a circuit with 8 Ω, 10 Ω, and 24 Ω resistors wired in Parallel and connected to 6 Ω and 36 Ω resistors wired in series.

- Circuit Type: Series

Resistor Rating:

- 1: 6 ohms

- 2: 36 ohms

- 3: 0

- 4: 0

- 5: 0

- 6: 0

- 7: 0

- 8: 0

- 9: 0

- 10: 0

The resistance is 42 ohms.

- Circuit Type: Parallel

Resistor Rating:

- 1: 8 ohms

- 2: 10 ohms

- 3: 24 ohms

- 4: 0

- 5: 0

- 6: 0

- 7: 0

- 8: 0

- 9: 0

- 10: 0

The resistance is 3.75 ohms.

Add 42 ohms and 3.75 ohms. The total resistance of this combination circuit is 45.75 ohms.

Circuit Type

Resistor 1

Resistor 2

Resistor 3

Resistor 4

Resistor 5

Resistor 6

Resistor 7

Resistor 8

Resistor 9

Resistor 10

Resistance

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