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"Three resistors (R, 1/2R, 2R) are connected to a battery. (a) If the resistors are connected in series, which one has the greatest rate of energy dissipation? (b) Repeat part (a), this time assuming that the resistors are connected in parallel."

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The solution demonstrates how the different configurations affect the power dissipation in the resistors.

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Resistors in series:

• The sum of all the voltages over the resistors equals the potential of the source.
• The current going through the resistors is the same in all the resistors.

The power dissipated in each resistor equals the current through the resistor multiplied by the potential ...

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