Problem: In the following figure, what is the value of the potential at points a and b?Express your answer using two significant figures.

FREE Expert Solution

 (The symbol on the bottom right is a "ground". Since there's only one ground, current won't flow through it, but it acts as a reference point for zero potential.)

To analyze this circuit, use Ohm's Law:

V=iR

And Kirchhoff's Loop Rule:

V=0

Assume current runs clockwise.

View Complete Written Solution
Problem Details

In the following figure, what is the value of the potential at points a and b?

Express your answer using two significant figures.

Frequently Asked Questions

What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?

Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Duplicate concept. You can view video lessons to learn Duplicate. Or if you need more Duplicate practice, you can also practice Duplicate practice problems.