Learn how connecting resistors in series affects their combined resistance, tolerance, and power rating.
- [Instructor] Analyzing a circuit with a single…resistor is easy.…Ohm's Law makes the relationship between the voltage current…and resistance of that resistor very straightforward.…Things start to get a bit trickier though…when we combine multiple resistors and other components…together in complex arrangements.…The simplest way that resistors can be connected to…each other is in series.…Resistors connected in series are attached to each other…end to end.…In this arrangement, the combined total resistance…of the series of resistors is equal to the sum…of all of their individual resistances.…
We can treat this collection of resistors in series…as a single resistor with a larger resistance value.…One reason for combining multiple resistors in series…is to create a resistor value that you cannot…otherwise have available.…For example, if I needed a three kiloohm resistor…for my circuit, but all I had in my box of parts…were one kiloohm resistors, I could combine three of them…in series to make a three kiloohm resistor.…
- Reading electrical schematics
- Building circuits on breadboards
- Reviewing types of static and variable resistors
- Reading resistor color codes
- Measuring resistance with a DMM
- Measuring resistive sensors with an Arduino microcontroller
- Making electrical signal measurements with an oscilloscope
- Measuring AC voltage with a DMM
- Understanding the time domain and frequency domain
- Designing passive low-pass and high-pass filters
- Reviewing reactive RC and RL circuits
- The relationship between capacitors and inductors
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4. Oscilloscope Measurements
6. Alternating Current
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8. Reactive Circuits
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