College Physics (4th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0073512141
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-214-3

Chapter 18 - Conceptual Questions - Page 696: 22


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(a) The brightness of the remaining bulbs will increase by 9 times if A is replaced by a wire. (b) In this case, the brightness of A will decrease by 16/9 times, and brightness of C will increase by 9/4 times. (c) In this case, the brightness of C will be 0 as it is short-circuited, and the brightness of A will increase 9/4 times.
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