Possible Error in DC Current Divider

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by LouTheBlueGuru, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. LouTheBlueGuru

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jan 15, 2007
    First, let me say this the best practical text on electronics I have seen and I have a number. There seem to be a few minor errors in the DC book in section 6.3.

    I believe this should read something like,

    For example, the current through R1 is twice as much
    as the current through R3, which has twice the resistance of R1.


    should read

    The current through R1 is still exactly twice that of R3, despite the fact that the source volt-
    age has changed.

    I would have guessed that these errors had already been caught, but just in case they were not, here they are.

  2. Dave

    Retired Moderator

    Nov 17, 2003
    Hi LouTheBlueGuru,

    Thank you for your comments on the on-line e-book.

    Error Report 1:

    Indeed this is incorrect. Because the text previous to this refers to an inverse relationship I propose the following correction to make it consistent in the context in which it is written:

    Error Report 2:

    You are right, it should read:

    Thank you for pointing out these errors. Feel free to indicate any further errors you may come across.

  3. Dcrunkilton

    E-book Co-ordinator

    Jul 31, 2004
    I will be making the recommended change to the master copy at ibiblio.
    Thanks for pointing out the error.

    Dennis Drunkilton