Ohms law involves 3 variables - Voltage (\(E\), for Electromotive force) Resistance (\(R\)), and Current (\(I\)). In a recent webcast, Gordon West suggested a simple method for remembering their order. He suggests that you think of \(E\) as an Eagle, \(I\) as an Igloo, and \(R\) as a Rabbit.
Any time \(E\) is on the left side, \(I\) and \(R\) are on the right side; the Igloo and the Rabbit are both on the ground, so they go next to each other (multiplication, or \(E=I\times R\)). If \(E\) is on the right side, then the Eagle is always on top (in the air). So Resistance is \(\frac{E}{I}\), because the Eagle is always above the Igloo. Current (\(I\)) is \(\frac{E}{R}\), because the eagle is always above the Rabbit. (Remember that \(\frac{E}{R}\) means \(E\) divided by \(R\))
This might help you remember the formulae for Ohms Law.
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Ohms law involves 3 variables - Voltage (\(E\), for Electromotive force) Resistance (\(R\)), and Current (\(I\)). In a recent webcast, Gordon West suggested a simple method for remembering their order. He suggests that you think of \(E\) as an Eagle, \(I\) as an Igloo, and \(R\) as a Rabbit.
Any time \(E\) is on the left side, \(I\) and \(R\) are on the right side; the Igloo and the Rabbit are both on the ground, so they go next to each other (multiplication, or \(E=I\times R\)). If \(E\) is on the right side, then the Eagle is always on top (in the air). So Resistance is \(\frac{E}{I}\), because the Eagle is always above the Igloo. Current (\(I\)) is \(\frac{E}{R}\), because the eagle is always above the Rabbit. (Remember that \(\frac{E}{R}\) means \(E\) divided by \(R\))
This might help you remember the formulae for Ohms Law.
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Ohms law involves 3 variables - Voltage (\(E\), for Electromotive force) Resistance (\(R\)), and Current (\(I\)). In a recent webcast, Gordon West suggested a simple method for remembering their order. He suggests that you think of \(E\) as an Eagle, \(I\) as an Igloo, and \(R\) as a Rabbit.
Any time \(E\) is on the left side, \(I\) and \(R\) are on the right side; the Igloo and the Rabbit are both on the ground, so they go next to each other (multiplication, or \(E=I\times R\)). If \(E\) is on the right side, then the Eagle is always on top (in the air). So Resistance is \(\frac{E}{I}\), because the Eagle is always above the Igloo. Current (\(I\)) is \(\frac{E}{R}\), because the eagle is always above the Rabbit. (Remember that \(\frac{E}{R}\) means \(E\) divided by \(R\))
This might help you remember the formulae for Ohms Law.
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\(E = I \times R\)
\(R = \frac{E}{I}\) \(=\) \(\frac{90}{3}\) = 30 ohms
\(R\) = Resistance (ohms), \(E\) = Voltage (volts), \(I\) = Current (amperes)
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\(E = I \times R\)
\(R = \frac{E}{I}\) \(=\) \(\frac{12}{1.5}\) = \(8\) ohms
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\(E = I \times R\)
\(R = \frac{E}{I}\) \(=\) \(\frac{12}{4}\) \(=\) \(3\) ohms
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\(E = I \times R\)
\(I = \frac{E}{R}\) \(=\) $\frac{120}{80} $\(= 1.5\) amperes
E = Electromotive force (Volts) I = Intensity (Amperes) R = Resistance (Ohms)
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Voltage = Current \(\times\) Resistance
Which we can write as: \[E = I \times R\]
Where:
Time to plug and chug! \begin{align} I &= \frac{200 \text{ V}}{100\ \Omega}\\ I &= 2 \text{ A}\\ \end{align}
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\(E = I \times R\)
\(I = \frac{E}{R} = \frac{240}{24} = 10\) amperes
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This is an Ohm's law question. Remember
\(E = I \times R\)
\(E = 0.5 \text{ A} \times 2\ \Omega = 1 \text{ V}\)
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Ohm's Law is the relationship between voltage, current, and the resistance in a DC circuit. It can be represented in the equation:
\(E = I \times R\)
Where \(E\) is the voltage/electromotive force (\(E\)), \(I\) is the current (\(A\)), and \(R\) is the resistance (Ω).
If you have any two values in the equation you can find the third:
So for our equation:
\(E = I \times R = 10Ω \times 1A = 10V\)
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\(E = I \times R = 2 \times 10 = 20\) volts
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In the animation below, the amount of voltage is indicated by the darkness of the green, and the current is represented by the "walking ant" animation.
The current is determined by the total resistance through the whole series so the current at the junction is unchanged as can be seen from the fact that all three test points show 10mA, and the dots move at the same speed through the whole series.
HINT
Current at junction in series unchanged.
(Current at junction in parallel depends.)
Voltage across two components in series depends.
(Voltage across two components in parallel is the same.)
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In the animation below, the amount of voltage is indicated by the darkness of the green, and the current is represented by the "walking ant" animation.
Notice that across the components in parallel the current (85mA) is divided between the components based on the value of the components.
In this case the components are resistors and their values are resistance in ohms. The dots are moving faster through the \(100 \Omega\) resistor than they are through the \(500\Omega\) resistor. The speed of the dots indicates the amount of current, indicating less current through the higher value resistors.
HINT
Current at junction in series unchanged.
(Current at junction in parallel depends.)
Voltage across two components in series depends.
(Voltage across two components in parallel is the same.)
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In the animation below, the amount of voltage is indicated by the darkness of the green, and the current is represented by the "walking ant" animation.
The current in the series doesn't change, but the voltage across each of the two components does change. So it is determined by the type and value of the components, in this case the resistance of the resistors.
There are many similar questions regarding current vs voltage using circuits in series or in parallel.
HINT
Current at junction in series unchanged.
(Current at junction in parallel depends.)
Voltage across two components in series depends.
(Voltage across two components in parallel is the same.)
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In the animation below, the amount of voltage is indicated by the darkness of the green, and the current is represented by the "walking ant" animation.
Notice that across the components in parallel the voltage (5V) is the same as the voltage source.. The values of the resistors have no effect.
HINT
Current at junction in series unchanged.
(Current at junction in parallel depends.)
Voltage across two components in series depends.
(Voltage across two components in parallel is the same.)
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