# Series and Parallel Circuits

Series Circuit - The series circuit is the most simple out of the two circuits. This is what it looks like.

• The current through each componet is the same
• The potential difference (voltage) across each component adds up to the potential difference of the battery
• The Potential difference is largest across the component with the greatest resistance because more energy is transferred.

Parallel Circuit - This circuit is a little more complicated but is more commonly used.

This is what a parallel circuit look like.

• The potential difference across each component is equal to the potential difference of the battery (If the battery was 12V then each bulb…

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# Series and Parallel Circuits

Series Circuit - The series circuit is the most simple out of the two circuits. This is what it looks like.

• The current through each componet is the same
• The potential difference (voltage) across each component adds up to the potential difference of the battery
• The Potential difference is largest across the component with the greatest resistance because more energy is transferred.

Parallel Circuit - This circuit is a little more complicated but is more commonly used.

This is what a parallel circuit look like.

• The potential difference across each component is equal to the potential difference of the battery (If the battery was 12V then each bulb…