Potential Dividers

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My physics exam in next friday and I have no idea what a potential divider is or how to do calculations involving potential divders :(. Please can someone help me?

Posted Thu 3rd January, 2013 @ 16:49 by Charlotte

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resistors connected in series across a voltage source; used to obtain a desired fraction of the voltage.

From wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

Answered Thu 3rd January, 2013 @ 22:30 by Tilly - Team GR
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Thank you :) 

Answered Fri 4th January, 2013 @ 18:47 by Charlotte