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An Electric DC Circuit is attached to a 12-volt batter and has a 3-ohm resistor in it.

Find the current flowing through the circuit

What is the current in an AC Circuit with 120 volts and a 60 watt light bulb?

I wasn't very good at circuits at all. Help please?

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An Electric DC Circuit is attached to a 12-volt batter and has a 3-ohm resistor in it.

Find the current flowing through the circuit

What is the current in an AC Circuit with 120 volts and a 60 watt light bulb?

I wasn't very good at circuits at all. Help please?

What you need is Ohms Law & some elbow grease.:hihi:

http://jersey.uoregon.edu/vlab/Voltage/

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I understand your problem, bluemoon, we are very close by on the academic ladder. I'm telling you all this because even I wanna revise

Ohm's law is like:

V=IR

V is the potential difference across the resistor

I is the current flowing through th resistor

R is the resistance.

So lets solve your first question

An Electric DC Circuit is attached to a 12-volt batter and has a 3-ohm resistor in it.Find the current flowing through the circuit

V= 12 Volts

R= 3 Ohms

So 12=(I)3

giving I= 4 Amperes

What is the current in an AC Circuit with 120 volts and a 60 watt light bulb?

Remember that the bulb is using 60 watts when you supply 120 volts.

So

its using 60 Joules used per second.

Use the equations: P=(V^2)/R(means V squared divided by R) and P=(I^2)R

The symbols have the usual significance.

So, P=60 Joules per second

V= 120 Volts

We get 60=120*120/R

Solving, R=240 Ohms

Now we can use this in the second equation I mentioned.

60=(I^2)240

I^2=1/4

I=1/2 = 0.5 Amperes

Thats all! So simple for theory.

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