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Problem: The circuit diagram below shows two emf sources and a bulb connected in parallel. Also connected in the circuit is a resistor with resistance R = 0.2Ω. The resistance of the bulb is Rb = 0.5 Ω , and each of the sources has internal resistance: r1 = 0.025 Ω and r2 = 0.02 Ω.If ε1 = 13.0 V and ε2 = 5.0 V , Part A. Calculate the current I2 flowing in emf source ε2Part BCalculate the current I1 flowing in emf source ε1.Express your answer in amperes to three significant figures.Part CA useful strategy to evaluate your answer is to consider a loop other than the ones you used to solve the problem; if the sum of potential drops around this loop isn’t zero, you made an error somewhere in your calculations. Begin by calculating the current I1 flowing through the emf source ε1.Express your answer in amperes to three significant figures.

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By Kirchhoff's junction rule:

I = I1 - I2

By Kirchhoff's loop rule:

In the upper loop

ε1-I1r1-I2r2-ε2-I1R=013.0-0.025I1-0.02I2-5.0-0.2I1=0

8 = 0.225I1 + 0.02I2

In the lower loop:

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The circuit diagram below shows two emf sources and a bulb connected in parallel. Also connected in the circuit is a resistor with resistance R = 0.2Ω. The resistance of the bulb is Rb = 0.5 Ω , and each of the sources has internal resistance: r1 = 0.025 Ω and r2 = 0.02 Ω.

If ε1 = 13.0 V and ε2 = 5.0 V , 

Part A. Calculate the current I2 flowing in emf source ε2

PSS 26.2 Kirchhoff’s Rules Learning Goal: To pract

Part B

Calculate the current I1 flowing in emf source ε1.

Express your answer in amperes to three significant figures.

Part C

A useful strategy to evaluate your answer is to consider a loop other than the ones you used to solve the problem; if the sum of potential drops around this loop isn’t zero, you made an error somewhere in your calculations. Begin by calculating the current I1 flowing through the emf source ε1.

Express your answer in amperes to three significant figures.

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