P2 4.6: Parallel Circuits.

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How are componets connencted in a parallel circuit?
Across the supply.
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What happens if there is a break in the circuit?
The charge will still flow in the parts of the circuit that isn't broken.
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What is the potential difference across the componets?
They are all the same.
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Why are there junctions in the circuit?
So that different amounts of charge can flow through different components.
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What does the current depend on?
The resistance of the component.
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What happens if there is a big resistance?
There is a small current through it.
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What equation is used to calculate current through a component?
I = V divided by R.
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What is the total current through the circuit?
The sum of the current through the seperate componets.
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What happens if there is a break in the circuit?

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The charge will still flow in the parts of the circuit that isn't broken.

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What is the potential difference across the componets?

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Why are there junctions in the circuit?

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What does the current depend on?

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