Triangle Circuits

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by f74bat, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. f74bat

    Thread Starter Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    13
    0
    I have no idea how to set this problem up?


    Three 36.0 Ω resistors are connected across the sides of an equilateral triangle ABC as shown in the figure.


    [​IMG]


    What is the equivalent resistance between any two points AB, BC, AC of this circuit?
     
  2. hgmjr

    Moderator

    Jan 28, 2005
    9,030
    214
    This is basically a problem involving series and parallel resistance. You should have something in your textbook that introduces this concept.

    hgmjr
     
  3. mik3

    Senior Member

    Feb 4, 2008
    4,846
    63
    Take, say, the resistance between points A and B. To find the equivalent find the equivalent (say Rd) of Rac in series with Rbc and then find Rd in parallel with Rab. You can follow the same procedure for every two terminals.
     
  4. f74bat

    Thread Starter Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    13
    0
    Is there a formula of some kind to use for this since we are only given the total receptor value?
     
  5. mik3

    Senior Member

    Feb 4, 2008
    4,846
    63
    Rabtotal=[(Rac+Rbc)*Rab]/(Rac+Rbc+Rab)

    The same for other ends but with different R subscripts.
     
Loading...