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Introduction to electricity - Higher physics.
Measuring current, voltage, series and parallel circuits

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### 6 d electronics 221110

1. 1. Electricity 6D: Monday 22nd November
2. 2. Measuring current • Current (flow of charge) has symbol I, and is measured in Amperes or Amps (A) for short • We use an Ammeter to measure current through a circuit • Ammeter is connected in line with the other components – in series – We ‘break into’ the circuit:
3. 3. Voltage • Voltage (or potential difference) has symbol V, and is measured in Volts (V) • Voltage tells us how much energy is transferred by a component in a circuit: – A voltage of 1V means 1 Joule (J) of electrical energy is being transferred into other forms every time 1 Coulomb (C) of charge passes through a component • 1 Volt = 1 Joule per Coulomb OR 1V = 1JC-1
4. 4. Measuring voltage • We use an Voltmeter to measure voltage across a component: Vsupply Vlamp Ilamp
5. 5. Experiments: • Aim: Measuring current and voltage in a series circuit • Working in pairs: – Collect 3 cells, 4 lamps, 10 wires, 1 Ammeter and 1 Voltmeter • A) Measure the current in the circuit for 1, 2, 3 and 4 bulbs • B) Measure the current at different points within our circuit containing 4 bulbs, and the voltage across all 4 bulbs • Write down your results in a table
6. 6. Series circuits: Conclusions • When more bulbs are added to the series circuit the current is reduced • The current is the same at ALL points within the series circuit: • Isupply = I1 = I2 = I3 = … • The voltage of the supply is equal to the sum of the voltages across all the components in the circuit: • Vsupply = V1 + V2 + V3 + …
7. 7. Parallel circuits • In a parallel circuit, current has more than one path in which to flow around the circuit: Vsupply I1 I2 I3 V1 V2 V3 Isupply
8. 8. Experiment • Aim: Measuring current and voltage in a parallel circuit • Set up parallel circuit as shown • Measure the voltage across the cells (Vsupply) and the voltage across each lamp (V1, V2, V3, V4) • Measure the current through each lamp (I1, I2, I3, I4) and the current drawn from the supply, Isupply
9. 9. Parallel circuits: Conclusions • The sum of all currents in the parallel branches in the circuit is equal to the current drawn from the supply: • Isupply = I1 + I2 + I3 + … • The voltage across components in parallel are the same and equal to the supply voltage • Vsupply = V1 = V2 = V3 = …
10. 10. Parallel circuits: Conclusions • The sum of all currents in the parallel branches in the circuit is equal to the current drawn from the supply: • Isupply = I1 + I2 + I3 + … • The voltage across components in parallel are the same and equal to the supply voltage • Vsupply = V1 = V2 = V3 = …