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This text is meant to accompany class discussions. It is not everything there is to know about uniform circular motion. It is meant as a  prep for class. More detailed notes and examples are given in the class notes, presentations, and demonstrations (click here.)
Click for the questions that go with this reading
How to find the total resistance of a circuit.


To find the voltage and current through each resistor in a circuit, it first needs to be reduced to s single resistor. Click here if you do not know how to do this.

This 5 minutes YouTube video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpXikEJ818k, shows how to calculate the current through and the voltage dropped by each resistor in a simple, single battery, circuit. Below is a second video showing you how to check your work along the way, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9Np8zKF124

Below is an image of what you page should look like when you are done with the example in the video.

  • Make sure your circuit drawings are LARGE like the one above.
  • Leaves LOTS of space between each step. This will probably be filled in later.
  • Only do one step at a time.

by Tony Wayne ...(If you are a teacher, please feel free to use these resources in your teaching.)