a. The sum of the individual resistances in a series circuit is

equal to the _________________ resistance of the circuit.

b. Select the formula used to solve for total resistance in a

series circuit.

A.

Rt = R1 = R2 = R3

B.

Rt = R1 + R2 + R3

C.

Rt + R1 + R2 = R3

D.

Rt = R1 + R2 = R3

c. Match each symbol in column A with the circuit function it

represents in column B.

A

B

________ (1)

IR1

a.

Current through R1.

________ (2)

It

b.

Total resistance.

________ (3)

Rt

c.

Resistor R3.

________ (4)

Et

d.

Total voltage.

________ (5)

ER1

e.

Total current.

________ (6)

R3

f.

Voltage drop across R1.

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