## Electrical Engineering: Principles & Applications (6th Edition)

Recall, whereas all electrons go through all elements in series, electrons have the option of which element to go through in parallel. Consider the analogy of a road. If a car were driving through two elements in series, it would be like a road with no forks in it, meaning that the car would have to go through all elements. Contrarily, parallel elements are like a fork in the road, where the car has the option where to go. Using this, we find that in the first diagram, elements $\fbox{C, D, and E}$ are in parallel. In the second figure, we find that $\fbox{no elements are in parallel}$.