Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 19 - DC Circuits - Questions: 7

Answer

The battery supplies less power when the two resistors are connected in series.

Work Step by Step

Consider the power equation $P=\frac{V^{2}}{R}$. The voltage is constant, and the resistance increases when 2 resistors are in series instead of 1. The power decreases, and the battery supplies less power.
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