Skip to main content
CareerEd LibreTexts

1.02: Series Circuit Rules

  • Page ID
    1073
  • [ "article:topic", "license:gnudls", "authorname:tkuphaldt" ]

    • Components in a series circuit share the same current:
      • Itotal = I1 = I2 = . . . In

       

    • Total resistance in a series circuit is equal to the sum of the individual resistances, making it greater than any of the individual resistances:
      • Rtotal = R1 + R2 + . . . Rn

       

    • Total voltage in a series circuit is equal to the sum of the individual voltage drops:
      • Etotal = E1 + E2 + . . . En