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EXP 8

Results & Discussion
Activity 1
Table 1. Value of the Resistors Used

R1
120000Ω ± 6000 Ω

R2
130000Ω ± 6500Ω

R3
120000Ω ± 6000Ω

Given a four colored resistance band, the first two bands are digits; the third is the
power of 10 multiplier. The value of the three resistors were determined using the
formula, AB x 10C ± D, where A, B, C, and D are values of the color band. If there is
no fourth band present, it means ± 20%
Activity 2
Table 2. Series Resistors

R1
R2
R3
RT
Experimental RT
Theoretical RT
% Error

Voltage (V)
1.55
1.67
1.55
4.77
375590.5512 Ω
370000 Ω
1.51%

Current (I)
1.27
1.27
1.27
1.27
375590.5512 Ω
370000 Ω
1.51%

The resistors were connected in a series combination. Since there is only one path
for current to flow in this series circuit, the current or electron flow must be the
same in each segment of the circuit. This means that the current leaving the source
is equal to the amount of current through each resistance.
Using an ammeter and a voltmeter, the values of R were obtained.
Theoretical RT was computed using the formula, T = R1 + R2 + R3
Experimental RT was computed using the formula E =

V
I

Activity 3
Table 3. Parallel Resistors

R1
R2
R3
RT
Experimental RT

Voltage (V)
9.09
9.09
9.09
9.09
709375 Ω

Current (I)
1.28
1.28
1.28
1.28
709375 Ω

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