Parallel Circuits and Series circuit-
My way of remembering the differences :)
I will tell you my way of remembering the difference between how to work out current and potential difference (P.D)
If you already know this information and are looking for a more indepth resource, then feel free to leave :)
So the acronym for Series circuit is (S.C)
This can be remembered as SAME CURRENT-
Series Circuit Same Current! (A1=A2=A3... )
So Current is the same between components in a Series Circuit, the name tells you already...
S.C ... SAME CURRENT!
Current is measured in ampheres a.k.a amps
unit for current is A
Now you know current is the same between components in a Series Current... it's obvious that potential difference will be the opposite XD
1) potential difference or also known as Voltage, is measured in Volts... V
2) Potential Difference is shared between branches in a series circuit
V = V1 + V2...
Potential Difference stays the same V1=V2=V3
So now you know potential difference stays the same, it's obvious current is shared...
Current is shared between components...
A=A1 + A2
Remember Series Circuit (S.C... Same current)... P.D shared
Parallel Circuit... P.. Potential difference same..... C... Current shared