High School Physics : Electricity and Magnetism

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Example Question #1 : Understanding Electric Fields

Calculate the magnitude of the electric field at a point that is located  directly north of a point charge, .

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Correct answer:


 

Explanation:

The magnitude of an electric field due to a single point charge is given by the formula:

The variable refers to Coulomb's constant. We are given the charge and the distance between points. To use the equation, first convert the distance to meters.

We can now use the given constant, charge, and distance in the equation to solve for the magnetic field strength.

Example Question #1 : Electricity And Magnetism

What is the voltage of a circuit with  of current and  of resistance?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

For this problem, use Ohm's law: . In this equation is the voltage,  is the current, and  is the resistance.

Plug in the given values and solve for the voltage.

Example Question #1 : Electricity And Magnetism

What is the current of a circuit with a voltage of  and a total resistance of ?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

For this problem, use Ohm's law: . In this equation is the voltage,  is the current, and  is the resistance.

We can re-arrange the equation to solve specifically for .

Plug in the given values for voltage and resistance to solve for the current.

Example Question #1 : Electricity And Magnetism

What is the resistance in a circuit with a voltage of  and a current of ?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

For this problem, use Ohm's law: . In this equation is the voltage,  is the current, and  is the resistance.

We can re-arrange the equation to solve specifically for .

Plug in the given values for voltage and current and solve for resistance.

Example Question #1 : Circuit Calculations And Concepts

 battery is connected to a circuit. The measured current is . What is the equivalent resistance?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

For this problem, use Ohm's law: 

We are given the voltage and current, allowing us to solve for the resistance.

Example Question #1 : Electricity And Magnetism

A closed electric circuit is set up so that there is a current of  and a voltage of . What is the resistance in the circuit?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

For this problem, use Ohm's law: .

We are given the current and the voltage. Using these terms, we can solve for the resistance.

Example Question #611 : High School Physics

The current in a circuit is . If the voltage is , what is the total resistance?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

For this problem use Ohm's law:

We are given the current and the voltage, allowing us to solve for the resistance.

Example Question #1 : Electricity And Magnetism

An electrical circuit has a total of  resistance and . What is the current?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

For this problem use Ohm's law:

We are given the resistance and the voltage, allowing us to solve for the current.

Example Question #9 : Electricity And Magnetism

An electrical circuit has a current of  and  of resistance. What is the voltage?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

For this problem use Ohm's law:

We are given the resistance and the current, allowing us to solve for the voltage.

Example Question #1 : Electric Circuits

An electrical circuit has a current of  and  of resistance. What is the voltage?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

For this problem use Ohm's law:

We are given the resistance and the current, allowing us to solve for the voltage.

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