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When a pair of identical resistors is connected in series which of the following is the same for both resistors: voltage across each, power dissipated in each, current through each? What about if the resistors are different from each other?

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1. I will be happy to critique your thinking. Hint: if the resistors are different, it does not change the answer to the first part.

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2. The voltage across each, power dissipated in each, and current through each are the same for both resistors.

When the resistors are different I believe the voltage across each, and the power dissipated in each are different and the current through each are the same.

Is this correct?

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posted by Shay
3. You are wrong, far wrong. Why would voltage across each be the same? If a river flows over two consecutive waterfalls, why would the height of the waterfalls be the same? Wouldn't the current be the same?

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4. I guess that makes sense. I don't really understand physics and I have been struggling through this class. Can you please just help me out with the question.

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posted by Shay

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