Circuits AQA Physics

Revision notees on the difference between the two types of curcuits.

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Series Circuits

  • Components connected in a line
  • If a component is taken away the circuit brakes
  • Voltage (P.D) is shared between the components so voltages add up to equal source voltage
  • Current is the same everywhere around the circuit
  • For resistence the total amount of resistence is the sum of all the resistors
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Parallel circuits

  • Removing a component hardly effects the circuit so these circuits are used at home.
  • The voltage across the branches are all the same so components will all have the same voltage.
  • The current is shared around the circuit and adds up to the total amount of current being supplied.
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