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What is the effective resistance between P and Q in the diagram?
Asked Malik Ahmed
Answer : 8 ohms
The Two arms have resistances 32 ohm and are in parallel, Their effective resistance is 1 ohms. This is in parallel with the middle arm. So the effective resistance is 8 ohms.
The three arms have resistances 32, 1 and 32 respectively and are in parallel. Therefore, taking their reciprocals and adding will give the answer.
Why we used I proportional to V?
Can we write V proportional to I also?
Both are ok. If we are changing the current and observing the voltage, then it is V∝ I
If we are changing the voltage and observing the current, then
In general, we write
the dependent variable proportional to the independent variable
dependent variable = the quantity measured by us
independent variable = the quantity fixed by us
In the given diagram,the cell and the ammeter, both have negligible resistance. the resisitors are identical. With switch K open , the ammeter reads 0.6 A. What will be the ammeter reading when the switch is closed?
When the switch is open, the effective resistance is R/2, since the two resistances R each are in parallel.
Therefore, the pd, V = I x R/2 = 0.6 x R/2 = 0.3 R
When the key is closed, the effective resistance becomes R/3
Now the reading of the ammeter, I’ = V/(R/3) = 0.3R/(R/3)=0.9A
A galvanometer can be converted to ammeter by connecting a low resistance, called shunt in parallel with it. If a galvanometer of resistance 45 Ω is shunted by a resistance of 5 Ω what fraction of main current passes through the Galvanometer? What is the current which flows through the shunt?
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