Mission EC10: Parallel Circuit Calculations

Mission EC10 pertains to the mathematical analysis of parallel circuits. Given the battery voltage and resistance values, you should be able to calculate the current in and voltage drop across all resistors. The mission consists of 20 questions organized into 5 Question Groups. You must answer one question from each Question Group to complete the mission. The learning outcomes for this mission are ...

Learning Outcomes

  • The student should be able to mathematically analyze a parallel circuit to determine the equivalent resistance, the total circuit current, the voltage drop across each resistor, and the current through each branch (if given the battery voltage and the resistance of each resistor).


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Getting Help

If you are not familiar with this topic, then you should first learn about the topic using our written Tutorial or our Video Tutorial:

The Physics Classroom, Circuits Unit, Lesson 4, Part d



Video Tutorials:

Parallel Circuit Analysis



Question-Specific Help

Each Question Group has its own Help page with information specific to the question. You can access the Help page from within the mission by tapping on the Help Me! icon (textbook). For your convenience, links to those pages are provided below: