Problem: The switch in the figure has been open for a long time. It is closed at t = 0s.(a) What is the current through the battery immediately after the switch is closed?(b) What is the current through the battery after the switch has been closed a long time?

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V=IR

Parallel resistors,

1Req=1R1+1R2

PART A) 

The inductor has infinite resistance immediately after the switch is closed. Thus, it acts as an open circuit.

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The switch in the figure has been open for a long time. It is closed at t = 0s.

(a) What is the current through the battery immediately after the switch is closed?
(b) What is the current through the battery after the switch has been closed a long time?

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