Sunday 30 August 2015


Series Circuits
A series circuit has only one path for the current to flow. In a series circuit, the current through each of the components is the same and the voltage across the circuit is the sum of voltages across each components.

Parallel Circuits
In a parallel circuit there is more than one path for the currents to flow. If two or more components are connected in parallel they have the same potential difference(voltage) across their ends. The potential difference across the components are same in magnitude and they also have identical polarities.

Open Circuits
This is an electric circuit through which current cannot flow because the path is interrupted by an opening. It cannot conduct current because a switch is open, a wire is broken, etc. 

Closed Circuits
This is a circuit providing a continuous path through which the current can flow freely without any interruption. A closed circuit has a complete path for the current to flow.

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