Serial circuit Serial circuit 2 Parallel circuit Parallel circuit 2 Combined circuit 1 Combined circuit 2 Combined circuit 3 Combined circuit 4 Combined circuit 5 Questions: serial circuits Questions: parallel circuits Questions: combined circuits
 
David Atkinson, Hugh Baird College
Paul Berry, MATTER Project
This module allows the user to explore the effect of resistors in both
series and parallel circuits on the current flowing at any point.
Learning outcomes
By the end of this module you should be able to:
 calculate the total resistance in series and parallel electrical
circuits; and

 determine the current at a given point in the circuit.

Assumed prior knowledge
It is assumed that you have knowledge of the following concepts:
 voltage, current and resistance, and the SI units for these (Volt (V),
Ampère (A) and Ohm (W) respectively); and

 series and parallel circuits, and the difference between the two.

