DC Circuits: Parallel Resistances

Learn about parallel circuits by interacting with a virtual breadboard.

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This interactive simulation introduces circuits with resistors in parallel and presents you with questions regarding voltage drops across resistors and currents through them in such circuits. It also covers the calculation of the effective resistances of a set of resistances in parallel. Use a digital multimeter to measure voltage drops and currents, including those situations in which the actual resistance is not precisely what the color coding of the resistor would suggest, and compare your measured values to your calculated ones.

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© Copyright The Concord Consortium

Record Link
<a href="">The Concord Consortium. DC Circuits: Parallel Resistances. Concord: The Concord Consortium, 2016, July 25.</a>

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DC Circuits: Parallel Resistances (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2016, July 25), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

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DC Circuits: Parallel Resistances (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2016, July 25), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

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DC Circuits: Parallel Resistances. (2016, July 25). Retrieved 2017, January 20, from The Concord Consortium: https://concord.org/

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This activity runs entirely in a Web browser. Preferred browsers are: Google Chrome (versions 30 and above), Safari (versions 7 and above), Firefox (version 30 and above), Internet Explorer (version 10 or higher), and Microsoft's Edge.

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Grade Level
High School, Higher Education
Subject
Engineering, Physics
Focus Area
Online Assessment, Online Learning
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