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This text is meant to accompany class discussions. It is not everything there is to know about uniform circular motion. It is meant as a  prep for class. More detailed notes and examples are given in the class notes, presentations, and demonstrations (click here.)

This unit will describe how to analyze a direct current circuit with a single power source using a process called resistor reduction. When you have finished you will be able to reduce a collection of resistors down to a single resistor and then analyze the current used, voltage dropped, and power consumed by each resistor in the circuit. This unit utilizes Kirchoff's rules but it does not address them directly. For the sake of time, that discussion is saved for AP physics.

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Table of Contents
Basic Concepts and Schematic Diagrams

Series Circuits, resistors in

Parallel Circuits, resistors in
Identifying Components in Series and Parallel -practice

Finding the Total Resistance of a Compound Circuit

Finding the current through, voltage dropped, and power consumed by every resistor.
Equivalent Resistance
Finding the total resistance Example 16 and 17
Finding a resistors; V, I, and P
Christmas light bulb lab revisited
Finding voltage at a point in a circuit
Some worksheet answers
Online Test #1
Online Test #2
Mastery Assignment (pdf file)

by Tony Wayne ...(If you are a teacher, please feel free to use these resources in your teaching.)

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