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why does current slow down in a series than when in a parallel?

asked by Bee
  1. 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.

    posted by bobpursley

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