Physics
posted by Bee
why does current slow down in a series than when in a parallel?

bobpursley
It does not SLOW down. The magnitude of the current is lower, say 4 amps from original 8 amps, but that is not slower.
Speed of current is measured in terms of velocity, meter/second, and the magnitude of current is measured in amperes.
In a series circuit, more resistance is offered than in a parallel path. By defintion, resistance is the opposition to current flow.
Respond to this Question
Similar Questions

Physics
Thanks for any help :) Four 20 ohm resistors are connected in parallel and the combination is connected to a 20V emf device. The current is: A) 0.25A B) 1.0 A C) 4.0 A D) 5.0 A E) 100 E Parallel circuits: I know that the voltage is … 
physics
In a series circuit, does the current only take one path? 
Physics
why does current slow down in a series than when in a parallel? 
physics
I'm confused as how to find the current for a circuit with both parallel and series resistors? 
physics: Electricity/Resistance
If I have a 9V circuit, with: 2 resistors in parallel; followed by: 2 single resistors in series; and I calculate the effective R of the parallel pair (using 1/R=1/R1+1/R2); can i then add this value to the series resistors to get … 
Physics
A battery of three cells in series each of emf 2v and internal 0.5 ohms is connected to 2ohms resistor in series with a parallel combination of two 3ohms resistors (a)draw the circult diagram (b)the effective of external resistance … 
physics
Please check my work here: Resistors of 30 ohms and 60 ohms are connected in parallel and joined in series to a 10 ohm resistor. The circuit voltage is 180 volts. Find: a)the voltage of the parallel circuit b)the voltage across the … 
physics
Three similar ideal cells (no internal resistances) supply current of 0.5 Ampere to a 10 Ohms resistor when they are in the parallel.How much current will they supply to the same risistor when they are connected in series aiding? 
physics
Three similar ideal cells (no internal resistances) supply current of 0.5 Ampere to a 10 Ohms resistor when they are in the parallel.How much current will they supply to the same risistor when they are connected in series aiding? 
physics
Four resistors are connected to a battery with a terminal voltage of 18.0 V. The resistors are, R1=61, R2=34, R3=90, and R4=11. R1 & R2 are in series, and combined are in parallel with R3, & the combination of R1, R2, & R3 are in series …