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Series Combinations:

Alternatively, a second resistor may be added as shown below. In this configuration, all three circuit elements are said to be in series; each element has the same current flowing in it. (The current has no other branch to follow!)

What is the current I in the following circuit?

What is the voltage V across each resistor?

[Schematic of series circuit]

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Last updated Jan. 7, 1998.
Copyright George Watson, Univ. of Delaware, 1996.