RC series

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by Amj1500, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. Amj1500

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    Nov 16, 2014
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    Is the current through and across a resistor just two different ways of saying the same thing?
    My circuits homework is asking me what the current through the resistor does with the voltage across the capacitor. Until now,
    I have not seen it worded this way. Thanks :)
     
  2. MaxHeadRoom

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    Jul 18, 2013
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    A current is through a resistor, it can be determined by measuring across a resistor by voltage drop, if resistance is known.
    Maybe this what was implied?
    Max.
     
  3. shteii01

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    No.
    Current passes though. It is physical entity, it needs a pass to get from Point A to Point B. It is not magic that jumps time and space.

    Voltage is across. It is a field. You can not see it, you can not touch it. All you can do is observe the effect that it has on things, like effect on a resistor for example.
     
  4. Amj1500

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    Ok. Thank you. I knew it had to go through, just wasn't sure if I was missing something. Thanks
     
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