Using resistors

  • Martin Harrison
  • Frank McKim
Part of the Macmillan Master Series book series (MMS)


After reading this chapter you should
  • know how resistors and diodes can be used to control current in a circuit

  • be able to explain how to measure the resistance of a resistor

  • be able to calculate the combined resistance of two resistors in series or parallel

  • do calculations involving the e.m.f., current and total resistance in a circuit

  • know what determines the resistance of a length of uniform wire

  • know how two resistors can act as a potential divider

  • be able to do calculations involving power delivered to a circuit

  • be able to choose a suitable fuse to protect a circuit.


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© M. J. Harrison, F. R. McKim 1999

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  • Martin Harrison
  • Frank McKim

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