ECE 252 Introduction to Electrical Engineering

Module 2. Resistors in Series and Parallel


Course Objectives/Outcomes: Students who complete this course will be able to:

Module Objectives/Outcomes: Students who complete this module will be able to:

  1. Calculate the total resistance of a circuit by combining resistors in series and parallel.
  2. Calculate the range of possible values of a resistor, given its nominal resistance and its tolerance.
  3. Apply the voltage divider equation to calculate the voltage across a resistor.
  4. Apply the current divider equation to calculate the current through a resistor.
  5. Avoid misapplying the voltage divider equation in circuits with loads.

Assignment:

Select an option:

Reading

* Lesson 2 Resistors in Series and Parallel. [Module Objectives 1-5]

Streaming Videos

* Video L2-1 Resistor Basics. [Module Objective 1]



* Video L2-2 Series and Parallel Resistors. [Module Objective 1]



* Video L2-3 General Method for Finding Resistance. [Module Objective 1]



* Video L2-4 Voltage Dividers, Current Dividers, Tolerance, Delta-Wye Transformation. [Module Objectives 2-5]



* Video L2-5Review [Module Objectives 1-5]



Videos for Download

* Video L2-1 Resistor Basics. [Module Objective 1]
* Video L2-2 Series and Parallel Resistors. [Module Objective 1]
* Video L2-3 General Method for Finding Resistance. [Module Objective 1]
* Video L2-4 Voltage Dividers, Current Dividers, Tolerance, Delta-Wye Transformation. [Module Objectives 2-5]
* Video L2-5 Review. [Module Objectives 1-5]

Bonus Material

* Resistor Color Code

Tutorials

* Tutorial 2 Resistors in Series and Parallel. [Module Objective 1]
* Tutorial 2A Voltage and Current Dividers. [Module Objectives 3-5]

Homework

* Homework 2 Resistors in Series and Parallel. [Module Objectives 1-5]

Practice Quiz

* Practice Quiz 2. [Module Objectives 1-5]
* Practice Quiz 2 Solution. [Module Objectives 1-5]