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: 14


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Work Step by Step

See Figure 19–2. Connect the battery to a known resistance R and measure the terminal voltage $V_{ab}$. By Ohm’s law, the current is $I=\frac{V_{ab}}{R}$. This may be combined with equation 19-1 to solve for the internal resistance, $r = R\frac{\mathcal{E}- V_{ab}}{V_{ab}}$.
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