Series and Parallel Circuits

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What is the difference between series and parallel circuits? Why do they behave differently? This analogy will help you know.

Description of capacitors including electric field and capacitors in series and parallel.

Description of series and parallel combination circuits as well as analysis techniques.

A simple one loop circuit for visualization of Kirchhoff's rules.

This site gives students access to everything they would want to know about circuits. Specifically this page discusses the differences between series and parallel circuits. There is also a table of contents along the side to examples and even more detailed information about things like Ohms Law.

Interactive Java applets that can be downloaded or run from the website. Graphics are excellent. Covers several less common topics, e.g. in heat and thermodynamics.


Need to study for Physics? Here are some questions to help you out!!!

In this video, Salman Khan of Khan Academy explains circuits. Part 2 of 4.

This wonderful simulation shows a simple circuit containing one resistor with a voltmeter (parallel to the resistor) and an ammeter (in series with the resistor). You can check the Ohm's law very clearly.

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