Why the Resistance in Parallel is less than the Resistance in series ?

Asked by  | 25th Oct, 2009, 08:53: PM

Expert Answer:

Net resistance in series is the sum of individual resistances whereas in parallel net resistance is equal to the reciprocal of the sum of reciprocals of individual resistances; hence resistance in series is more than the resistance in parallel. Following equations will make it more clear.

Rseries= R1 + R2 + R3 +......

Rparallel= [ 1 /R1 +1/ R2 + 1 /R3 +......]-1

Answered by  | 26th Oct, 2009, 01:08: PM

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