Electrical Engineering: Principles & Applications (6th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133116646
ISBN 13: 978-0-13311-664-9

Chapter 1 - 1.6 - Problems - Introduction to Circuit Elements - Page 40: P1.54


In order to draw a circuit in parallel, draw a rectangle, and then draw a vertical line connecting the midpoints of the two horizontal sides. After this, there will be three vertical lines. Place a circuit element on each line so that any electrons that go through that particular line go through that circuit element.

Work Step by Step

Recall, a parallel circuit is like a fork in the road, meaning that an electron going through the circuit can "choose" which path to go through. Therefore, after you draw the circuit, be sure to make sure that when starting at one of the two nodes where the three wires intersect, there is a closed path along which you can go through any two of the circuit elements without going through the third one.
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