Resistors in a Lab#

Suppose Mateo is doing a physics lab that asks them to put a resistor into a circuit, but all the resistors supplied have a larger resistance than the requested value.

Part 1#

How would Mateo connect the available resistances to attempt to get the smaller value asked for?

Answer Section#

  • Connect multiple resistors in parallel

  • Connect multiple resistors in series

  • It is not possible to achieve the desired resistance

Attribution#

Problem is from the OpenStax University Physics Volume 2 textbook, licensed under the CC-BY 4.0 license.
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