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# MP EM Ass 12: DC Circuits

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Assignment 12: DC Circuits
Due: 8:00am on Friday, February 17, 2012 Note: To understand how points are awarded, read your instructor's Grading Policy.

Equivalent Resistance
Consider the network of four resistors shown in the diagram, where = 2.00 , = 7.00 . The resistors are connected to a constant voltage of magnitude . = 5.00 , = 1.00 , and

Part A Find the equivalent resistance of the resistor network. Hint A.1 How to reduce the network of resistors Hint not displayed Hint A.2 Find the resis
Assignment 12: DC Circuits
Due: 8:00am on Friday, February 17, 2012 Note: To understand how points are awarded, read your instructor's Grading Policy.

Equivalent Resistance
Consider the network of four resistors shown in the diagram, where = 2.00 , = 7.00 . The resistors are connected to a constant voltage of magnitude . = 5.00 , = 1.00 , and

Part A Find the equivalent resistance of the resistor network. Hint A.1 How to reduce the network of resistors Hint not displayed Hint A.2 Find the resis

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Assignment 12: DC Circuits

Due: 8:00am on Friday, February 17, 2012
Note:
Equivalent Resistance

Consider the network of four resistors shown in the diagram, where = 2.00 , = 5.00 , = 1.00 , and= 7.00 . The resistors are connected to a constant voltage of magnitude .
Part A
Find the equivalent resistance of the resistor network.
Hint A.1 How to reduce the network of resistors
Hint not displayed

Hint A.2Find the resistance equivalent to and
Hint not displayed
Hint A.3 Three resistors in series
Hint not displayed
=9.43Correct
Part B
Two resistors of resistance = 3.00 and = 3.00 are added to the network, and an additional resistor of resistance = 3.00 is connected by a switch, as shown in the diagram..

Find the equivalent resistance of the new resistor network when the switch is open.
Hint B.1 How to reduce the extended network of resistors
Hint not displayed

Hint B.2Find the resistance equivalent to , , and
Hint not displayed
Hint B.3 Four resistors in series
Hint not displayed
=13.5Correct
Part C
Find the equivalent resistance of the resistor network described in Part B when the switch is closed.
Hint C.1 How to reduce the network of resistors when the switch is closed
Hint not displayed

Hint C.2Find the resistance equivalent to and
Hint not displayed
Hint C.3 Four resistors in series
Hint not displayed
=8.60Correct
Series Resistors with Different Areas

Four wires are made of the same highly resistive material, cut to the same length, and connected in series.1.

Wire 1 has resistance and cross-sectional area .2.

Wire 2 has resistance and cross-sectional area .3.

Wire 3 has resistance and cross-sectional area .4.

Wire 4 has resistance and cross-sectional area .A voltage is applied across the series, as shown in the figure.

Part A
Find the voltage across wire 2.
Hint A.1 Resistance of wires
Hint not displayed
Hint A.2 Find the current through wire 2
Hint not displayed
Hint A.3 The voltage across wire 2
Hint not displayed
Give your answer in terms of , the voltage of the battery.
=Correct
Brightness of Light Bulbs Ranking Task
Part A
Consider a circuit containing five identical light bulbs and an ideal battery. Assume that the resistance of eachlight bulb remains constant. Rank the bulbs (A through E) based on their brightness.
Hint A.1 How to approach the problem
Hint not displayed

Hint A.2 Comparing bulb A to bulb B
Hint not displayed

Hint A.3 Comparing bulb D to bulb E
Hint not displayed

Hint A.4 Comparing bulb C to bulb D or E
Hint not displayed

Hint A.5 Comparing bulb C to bulb A or B
Hint not displayed
Rank from brightest to dimmest. To rank items as equivalent, overlap them.

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