Definition: loads that are one after another in a series circuit
Extra Info: The current in a series circuit will be the same throughout (if it's 0.6A after leaving the battery, it will also be 0.6A after exiting the loads)
_{(}I
_{T} = I
_{1} = I
_{2} = I
_{3}). The potential difference splits up between loads in series (if loads are identical, energy will split up evenly) (V
_{T }= V
_{1 }+ V
_{2 }+ V
_{3}). Adding more loads is similar to adding more wire (it increases the resistance, so more loads= more resistance), and the total sum of the resistance of the loads is equal to the total resistance of the whole circuit. Adding more loads in series will decrease the energy each load gets, since the energy has to be split (R
_{T} = R
_{1 }+ R
_{2 }+ R
_{3}).
Picture: Refer to picture for "Series Circuit."
- Related Terms:
- -Current
- -Potential Difference
- -Resistance
- -Series Circuit
- -Loads