GCSE Physics Unit 2 Revision (7)

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Series Circuits

  • In series circuits, the different components are connected in a line, between the positive and negative of the power supply. The only exception is the voltmeter, which are always connected in parallel, but these don't count as part of the circuit.
  • If you remove or disconnect one component, the circuit is broken and they all stop.
  • In practice, very few things are connected in series.
  • Potential Difference is shared - In series circuits, the total P.D. of the supply is shared between the various components. So the voltages round a series circuit always add up to…


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