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16.2: Series Circuit Rules

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    • Components in a series circuit share the same current:
      • Itotal = I1 = I2 = . . . In
    • Total resistance in a series circuit is equal to the sum of the individual resistances, making it greater than any of the individual resistances:
      • Rtotal = R1 + R2 + . . . Rn
    • Total voltage in a series circuit is equal to the sum of the individual voltage drops:
      • Etotal = E1 + E2 + . . . En

    16.2: Series Circuit Rules is shared under a GNU Free Documentation License 1.3 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Tony R. Kuphaldt via source content that was edited to conform to the style and standards of the LibreTexts platform; a detailed edit history is available upon request.