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Series–parallel resistive circuits

Series–parallel resistive circuits

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The book chapter studies series-parallel resistive circuits by considering: series resistive circuits and voltage divider rule; parallel resistive circuits and current divider rule; specific series-parallel resistive circuits; Wye (Y) and delta (Δ) configurations and their equivalent conversions.

Chapter Contents:

  • 3.1 Series resistive circuits and voltage divider rule
  • 3.1.1 Series resistive circuits
  • 3.1.2 Series voltage and resistance
  • 3.1.3 Series current and power
  • 3.1.4 An example of a series circuit
  • 3.1.5 Voltage divider rule (VDR)
  • 3.1.6 Circuit ground
  • 3.1.7 Voltage subscript notation
  • 3.2 Parallel resistive circuits and current divider rule
  • 3.2.1 Parallel resistive circuits
  • 3.2.2 Parallel voltage and current
  • 3.2.3 Parallel resistance and power
  • 3.2.4 An example of a parallel circuit
  • 3.2.5 Current divider rule (CDR)
  • 3.3 Series–parallel resistive circuits
  • 3.3.1 Equivalent resistance of a series–parallel circuit
  • 3.3.2 Analysis of the series–parallel circuits
  • 3.3.3 Currents and voltages of a series–parallel circuit
  • 3.4 Wye (Y) and delta (δ) configurations and their equivalent conversions
  • 3.4.1 Wye and delta configurations
  • 3.4.2 Tee (T) and pi (π) configurations
  • 3.4.3 Delta to wye conversion (δ→Y)
  • 3.4.4 Wye to delta conversion (Y→δ), RY, and Rdelta;
  • 3.4.5 An example of wye and delta conversion
  • 3.4.6 Using δ →Y conversion to simplify bridge circuits
  • 3.4.7 Balanced bridge
  • 3.4.8 Measure unknown resistors using the balanced bridge
  • Summary
  • Practice problems

Inspec keywords: networks (circuits); circuit theory; voltage dividers; equivalent circuits

Other keywords: parallel resistive circuits; delta configurations; series-parallel resistive circuits; voltage divider rule; Wye configurations

Subjects: Circuit theory; Electronic circuits

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