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Series Circuits
  • Components are connected from end to end
  • Total resistance is the product of all the resistances added together
  • If one component is removed or disconnected the circuit is broken
  • Same current in all parts of the circuit
  • Total voltage of the supply is shared between components
  • The bigger the resistance of a component, the bigger its share of voltage
Parallel Circuits
  • Each component separately connected
  • If one of the components is disconnected then it does not effect those it is parallel with.
  • All components get the full source voltage (therefore the voltage is the same in all the components)
  • The lower the resistance of a component the greater the current
  • Total current in the circuit is equal to the sum of the currents in its separate branches
  • Total current going into a junction is equal to the total current leaving it

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