Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 23 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension) - Page 446-447: 32


In a simple parallel circuit, the sum of the branch currents add up to the total current supplied by, and flowing through, the voltage source.

Work Step by Step

This is Rule 3 for parallel circuits, on page 444, and discussed on pages 443-444. This is also illustrated in Figure 23.18.
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