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What are the three great truths about circuitry?

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March 10, 2011 10:50PM

1. The sum of the component voltage drops in a series circuit is equal to the voltage at the source.

Vs=V1+V2+...+Vn (s=source, n=total number of voltage drops in the circuit)

2. The greater the resistance imposed by a component, the greater the voltage drop across it.

Larger resistor=larger voltage drops, Smaller resistor=smaller voltage drops

3. In a series circuit, the percentage of resistance contributed by a component is equal to the percentage of voltage dropped by that component.