PHYSICS Electricity circuits

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What is the difference between a parallel and a series circuit?
Parallel circuits have branches with electrical components on them, whereas the series circuit is one big circuit.
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What happens if a lamp breaks in a series circuit?
The other lamps/components will also stop working. This is good as you can easily see if one of them are broke.
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What happens if a lamp breaks in a parallel circuit?
The other lamps/components will keep working.
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What is the voltage of the components in a series circuit?
The voltages across each of the components in series is in the same proportion as their resistances. This means that if two identical components are connected in series, the supply voltage divides equally across them.
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What is the voltage of the components in a parallel circuit?
The current in a parallel circuit splits into different branches then combines again before it goes back into the supply. When the current splits, the current in each branch after the split adds up to the same as the current just before the split.
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The other lamps/components will also stop working. This is good as you can easily see if one of them are broke.

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What happens if a lamp breaks in a series circuit?

Card 3

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The other lamps/components will keep working.

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Card 4

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The voltages across each of the components in series is in the same proportion as their resistances. This means that if two identical components are connected in series, the supply voltage divides equally across them.

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Card 5

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The current in a parallel circuit splits into different branches then combines again before it goes back into the supply. When the current splits, the current in each branch after the split adds up to the same as the current just before the split.

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