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1 Lecture Presentation Chapter 23 Circuits

2 Suggested Videos for Chapter 23 Prelecture Videos Analyzing Circuits Series and Parallel Circuits Capacitor Circuits Video Tutor Solutions Circuits Class Videos Circuits: Warm-Up Exercises Circuits: Analyzing More Complex Circuits Video Tutor Demos Bulbs Connected in Series and Parallel Discharge Speed for Series and Parallel Capacitors Slide 23-2

3 Suggested Simulations for Chapter 23 ActivPhysics , 12.7, 12.8 PhETs Circuit Construction Kit (AC+DC) Circuit Construction Kit (DC) Slide 23-3

4 Chapter 23 Circuits Chapter Goal: To understand the fundamental physical principles that govern electric circuits. Slide 23-4

5 Chapter 23 Preview Looking Ahead: Analyzing Circuits Practical circuits consist of many elements resistors, batteries, capacitors connected together. You ll learn how to analyze complex circuits by breaking them into simpler pieces. Slide 23-5

6 Chapter 23 Preview Looking Ahead: Series and Parallel Circuits There are two basic ways to connect resistors together and capacitors together: series circuits and parallel circuits. You ll learn why holiday lights are wired in series but headlights are in parallel. Slide 23-6

7 Chapter 23 Preview Looking Ahead: Electricity in the Body Your nervous system works by transmitting electrical signals along axons, the long nerve fibers shown here. You ll learn how to understand nerve impulses in terms of the resistance, capacitance, and electric potential of individual nerve cells. Slide 23-7

8 Chapter 23 Preview Looking Ahead Text: p. 727 Slide 23-8

9 Chapter 23 Preview Looking Back: Ohm s Law In Section 22.5 you learned Ohm s law, the relationship between the current through a resistor and the potential difference across it. In this chapter, you ll use Ohm s law when analyzing more complex circuits consisting of multiple resistors and batteries. Slide 23-9

10 Chapter 23 Preview Stop to Think Rank in order, from smallest to largest, the resistances R1 to R4 of the four resistors. Slide 23-10

11 Reading Question 23.1 The symbol shown represents a A. Battery. B. Resistor. C. Capacitor. D. Transistor. Slide 23-11

12 Reading Question 23.1 The symbol shown represents a A. Battery. B. Resistor. C. Capacitor. D. Transistor. Slide 23-12

13 Reading Question 23.2 The bulbs in the circuit below are connected. A. In series B. In parallel Slide 23-13

14 Reading Question 23.2 The bulbs in the circuit below are connected. A. In series B. In parallel Slide 23-14

15 Reading Question 23.3 Which terminal of the battery has a higher potential? A. The top terminal B. The bottom terminal Slide 23-15

16 Reading Question 23.3 Which terminal of the battery has a higher potential? A. The top terminal B. The bottom terminal Slide 23-16

17 Reading Question 23.4 When three resistors are combined in series the total resistance of the combination is A. Greater than any of the individual resistance values. B. Less than any of the individual resistance values. C. The average of the individual resistance values. Slide 23-17

18 Reading Question 23.4 When three resistors are combined in series the total resistance of the combination is A. Greater than any of the individual resistance values. B. Less than any of the individual resistance values. C. The average of the individual resistance values. Slide 23-18

19 Reading Question 23.5 In an RC circuit, what is the name of the quantity represented by the symbol τ? A. The decay constant B. The characteristic time C. The time constant D. The resistive component E. The Kirchoff Slide 23-19

20 Reading Question 23.5 In an RC circuit, what is the name of the quantity represented by the symbol τ? A. The decay constant B. The characteristic time C. The time constant D. The resistive component E. The Kirchoff Slide 23-20

21 Section 23.1 Circuit Elements and Diagrams

22 Circuit Elements and Diagrams This is an electric circuit in which a resistor and a capacitor are connected by wires to a battery. To understand the operation of the circuit, we do not need to know whether the wires are bent or straight, or whether the battery is to the right or left of the resistor. The literal picture provides many irrelevant details. Slide 23-22

23 Circuit Elements and Diagrams Rather than drawing a literal picture of circuit to describe or analyze circuits, we use a more abstract picture called a circuit diagram. A circuit diagram is a logical picture of what is connected to what. The actual circuit may look quite different from the circuit diagram, but it will have the same logic and connections. Slide 23-23

24 Circuit Elements and Diagrams Here are the basic symbols used for electric circuit drawings: Slide 23-24

25 Circuit Elements and Diagrams Here are the basic symbols used for electric circuit drawings: Slide 23-25

26 QuickCheck 23.1 Does the bulb light? A. Yes B. No C. I m not sure. Slide 23-26

27 QuickCheck 23.1 Does the bulb light? A. Yes B. No Not a complete circuit C. I m not sure. Slide 23-27

28 Circuit Elements and Diagrams The circuit diagram for the simple circuit is now shown. The battery s emf ℇ, the resistance R, and the capacitance C of the capacitor are written beside the circuit elements. The wires, which in practice may bend and curve, are shown as straight-line connections between the circuit elements. Slide 23-28

29 Section 23.2 Kirchhoff s Law

30 Kirchhoff s Laws Kirchhoff s junction law, as we learned in Chapter 22, states that the total current into a junction must equal the total current leaving the junction. This is a result of charge and current conservation: Slide 23-30

31 Kirchhoff s Laws The gravitational potential energy of an object depends only on its position, not on the path it took to get to that position. The same is true of electric potential energy. If a charged particle moves around a closed loop and returns to its starting point, there is no net change in its electric potential energy: Δu elec = 0. Because V = U elec /q, the net change in the electric potential around any loop or closed path must be zero as well. Slide 23-31

32 Kirchhoff s Laws Slide 23-32

33 Kirchhoff s Laws For any circuit, if we add all of the potential differences around the loop formed by the circuit, the sum must be zero. This result is Kirchhoff s loop law: ΔV i is the potential difference of the ith component of the loop. Slide 23-33

34 Kirchhoff s Laws Text: pp Slide 23-34

35 Kirchhoff s Laws Text: p. 730 Slide 23-35

36 Kirchhoff s Laws ΔV bat can be positive or negative for a battery, but ΔV R for a resistor is always negative because the potential in a resistor decreases along the direction of the current. Because the potential across a resistor always decreases, we often speak of the voltage drop across the resistor. Slide 23-36

37 Kirchhoff s Laws The most basic electric circuit is a single resistor connected to the two terminals of a battery. There are no junctions, so the current is the same in all parts of the circuit. Slide 23-37

38 Kirchhoff s Laws The first three steps of the analysis of the basic circuit using Kirchhoff s Laws: Slide 23-38

39 Kirchhoff s Laws The fourth step in analyzing a circuit is to apply Kirchhoff s loop law: First we must find the values for ΔV bat and ΔV R. Slide 23-39

40 Kirchhoff s Laws The potential increases as we travel through the battery on our clockwise journey around the loop. We enter the negative terminal and exit the positive terminal after having gained potential ℇ. Thus ΔV bat = + ℇ. Slide 23-40

41 Kirchhoff s Laws The magnitude of the potential difference across the resistor is ΔV = IR, but Ohm s law does not tell us whether this should be positive or negative. The potential of a resistor decreases in the direction of the current, which is indicated with + and signs in the figure. Thus, ΔV R = IR. Slide 23-41

42 Kirchhoff s Laws With the values of ΔV bat and ΔV R, we can use Kirchhoff s loop law: We can solve for the current in the circuit: Slide 23-42

43 QuickCheck 23.6 The diagram below shows a segment of a circuit. What is the current in the 200 Ω resistor? A. 0.5 A B. 1.0 A C. 1.5 A D. 2.0 A E. There is not enough information to decide. Slide 23-43

44 QuickCheck 23.6 The diagram below shows a segment of a circuit. What is the current in the 200 Ω resistor? A. 0.5 A B. 1.0 A C. 1.5 A D. 2.0 A E. There is not enough information to decide. Slide 23-44

45 Example Problem There is a current of 1.0 A in the following circuit. What is the resistance of the unknown circuit element? Slide 23-45

46 Section 23.3 Series and Parallel Circuits

47 Series and Parallel Circuits There are two possible ways that you can connect the circuit. Series and parallel circuits have very different properties. We say two bulbs are connected in series if they are connected directly to each other with no junction in between. Slide 23-47

48 QuickCheck 23.4 The circuit shown has a battery, two capacitors, and a resistor. Which of the following circuit diagrams is the best representation of the circuit shown? Slide 23-48

49 QuickCheck 23.4 The circuit shown has a battery, two capacitors, and a resistor. Which of the following circuit diagrams is the best representation of the circuit shown? A Slide 23-49

50 QuickCheck 23.5 Which is the correct circuit diagram for the circuit shown? Slide 23-50

51 QuickCheck 23.5 Which is the correct circuit diagram for the circuit shown? A Slide 23-51

52 Example 23.2 Brightness of bulbs in series FIGURE shows two identical lightbulbs connected in series. Which bulb is brighter: A or B? Or are they equally bright? Slide 23-52

53 Example 23.2 Brightness of bulbs in series (cont.) REASON Current is conserved, and there are no junctions in the circuit. Thus, as FIGURE shows, the current is the same at all points. Slide 23-53

54 Example 23.2 Brightness of bulbs in series (cont.) We learned in SECTION 22.6 that the power dissipated by a resistor is P = I 2 R. If the two bulbs are identical (i.e., the same resistance) and have the same current through them, the power dissipated by each bulb is the same. This means that the brightness of the bulbs must be the same. The voltage across each of the bulbs will be the same as well because V = IR. Slide 23-54

55 Example 23.2 Brightness of bulbs in series (cont.) ASSESS It s perhaps tempting to think that bulb A will be brighter than bulb B, thinking that something is used up before the current gets to bulb B. It is true that energy is being transformed in each bulb, but current must be conserved and so both bulbs dissipate energy at the same rate. We can extend this logic to a special case: If one bulb burns out, and no longer lights, the second bulb will go dark as well. If one bulb can no longer carry a current, neither can the other. Slide 23-55

56 QuickCheck Which bulb is brighter? A. The 60 W bulb. B. The 100 W bulb. C. Their brightnesses are the same. D. There s not enough information to tell. Slide 23-56

57 QuickCheck Which bulb is brighter? A. The 60 W bulb. B. The 100 W bulb. C. Their brightnesses are the same. D. There s not enough information to tell. P = I 2 R and both have the same current. Slide 23-57

58 Series Resistors This figure shows two resistors in series connected to a battery. Because there are no junctions, the current I must be the same in both resistors. Slide 23-58

59 Series Resistors We use Kirchhoff s loop law to look at the potential differences. Slide 23-59

60 Series Resistors The voltage drops across the two resistors, in the direction of the current, are ΔV 1 = IR 1 and ΔV 2 = IR 2. We solve for the current in the circuit: Slide 23-60

61 QuickCheck The battery current I is A. 3 A B. 2 A C. 1 A D. 2/3 A E. 1/2 A Slide 23-61

62 QuickCheck The battery current I is A. 3 A B. 2 A C. 1 A D. 2/3 A E. 1/2 A Slide 23-62

63 QuickCheck 23.9 The diagram below shows a circuit with two batteries and three resistors. What is the potential difference across the 200 Ω resistor? A. 2.0 V B. 3.0 V C. 4.5 V D. 7.5 V E. There is not enough information to decide. Slide 23-63

64 QuickCheck 23.9 The diagram below shows a circuit with two batteries and three resistors. What is the potential difference across the 200 Ω resistor? A. 2.0 V B. 3.0 V C. 4.5 V D. 7.5 V E. There is not enough information to decide. Slide 23-64

65 Series Resistors If we replace two resistors with a single resistor having the value R eq = R 1 + R 2 the total potential difference across this resistor is still ℇ because the potential difference is established by the battery. Slide 23-65

66 Series Resistors The current in the single resistor circuit is: The single resistor is equivalent to the two series resistors in the sense that the circuit s current and potential difference are the same in both cases. If we have N resistors in series, their equivalent resistance is the sum of the N individual resistances: Slide 23-66

67 QuickCheck 23.7 The current through the 3 Ω resistor is A. 9 A B. 6 A C. 5 A D. 3 A E. 1 A Slide 23-67

68 QuickCheck 23.7 The current through the 3 Ω resistor is A. 9 A B. 6 A C. 5 A D. 3 A E. 1 A Slide 23-68

69 Example 23.3 Potential difference of Christmastree minilights A string of Christmas-tree minilights consists of 50 bulbs wired in series. What is the potential difference across each bulb when the string is plugged into a 120 V outlet? Slide 23-69

70 Example 23.3 Potential difference of Christmastree minilights (cont.) PREPARE FIGURE shows the minilight circuit, which has 50 bulbs in series. The current in each of the bulbs is the same because they are in series. Slide 23-70

71 Example 23.3 Potential difference of Christmastree minilights (cont.) SOLVE Applying Kirchhoff s loop law around the circuit, we find Slide 23-71

72 Example 23.3 Potential difference of Christmastree minilights (cont.) The bulbs are all identical and, because the current in the bulbs is the same, all of the bulbs have the same potential difference. The potential difference across a single bulb is thus Slide 23-72

73 Example 23.3 Potential difference of Christmastree minilights (cont.) ASSESS This result seems reasonable. The potential difference is shared by the bulbs in the circuit. Since the potential difference is shared among 50 bulbs, the potential difference across each bulb will be quite small. Slide 23-73

74 Series Resistors We compare two circuits: one with a single lightbulb, and the other with two lightbulbs connected in series. All of the batteries and bulbs are identical. How does the brightness of the bulbs in the different circuits compare? Slide 23-74

75 Series Resistors In a circuit with one bulb, circuit A, a battery drives the current I A = ℇ/R through the bulb. In a circuit, with two bulbs (in series) with the same resistance R, circuit B, the equivalent resistance is R eq = 2R. The current running through the bulbs in the circuit B is I B = ℇ/2R. Since the emf from the battery and the resistors are the same in each circuit, I B = ½ I A. The two bulbs in circuit B are equally bright, but they are dimmer than the bulb in circuit A because there is less current. Slide 23-75

76 Series Resistors A battery is a source of potential difference, not a source of current. The battery does provide the current in a circuit, but the amount of current depends on the resistance. The amount of current depends jointly on the battery s emf and the resistance of the circuit attached to the battery. Slide 23-76

77 Parallel Resistors In a circuit where two bulbs are connected at both ends, we say that they are connected in parallel. Slide 23-77

78 Conceptual Example 23.5 Brightness of bulbs in parallel Which lightbulb in the circuit of FIGURE is brighter: A or B? Or are they equally bright? Slide 23-78

79 Conceptual Example 23.5 Brightness of bulbs in parallel (cont.) Because the bulbs are identical, the currents through the two bulbs are equal and thus the bulbs are equally bright. Slide 23-79

80 Conceptual Example 23.5 Brightness of bulbs in parallel (cont.) ASSESS One might think that A would be brighter than B because current takes the shortest route. But current is determined by potential difference, and two bulbs connected in parallel have the same potential difference. Slide 23-80

81 Parallel Resistors The potential difference across each resistor in parallel is equal to the emf of the battery because both resistors are connected directly to the battery. Slide 23-81

82 Parallel Resistors The current I bat from the battery splits into currents I 1 and I 2 at the top of the junction. According to the junction law, Applying Ohm s law to each resistor, we find that the battery current is Slide 23-82

83 Parallel Resistors Can we replace a group of parallel resistors with a single equivalent resistor? To be equivalent, ΔV must equal ℇ and I must equal I bat : This is the equivalent resistance, so a single R eq acts exactly the same as multiple resistors. Slide 23-83

84 Parallel Resistors Slide 23-84

85 Parallel Resistors How does the brightness of bulb B compare to that of bulb A? Each bulb is connected to the same potential difference, that of the battery, so they all have the same brightness. In the second circuit, the battery must power two lightbulbs, so it provides twice as much current. Slide 23-85

86 QuickCheck What things about the resistors in this circuit are the same for all three? A. Current I B. Potential difference V C. Resistance R D. A and B E. B and C Slide 23-86

87 QuickCheck What things about the resistors in this circuit are the same for all three? A. Current I B. Potential difference V C. Resistance R D. A and B E. B and C Slide 23-87

88 QuickCheck Which resistor dissipates more power? A. The 9 Ω resistor B. The 1 Ω resistor C. They dissipate the same power Slide 23-88

89 QuickCheck Which resistor dissipates more power? A. The 9 Ω resistor B. The 1 Ω resistor C. They dissipate the same power Slide 23-89

90 Example 23.6 Current in a parallel resistor circuit The three resistors of FIGURE are connected to a 12 V battery. What current is provided by the battery? [Insert Figure 23.22] Slide 23-90

91 Example 23.6 Current in a parallel resistor circuit (cont.) PREPARE The three resistors are in parallel, so we can reduce them to a single equivalent resistor, as in FIGURE Slide 23-91

92 Example 23.6 Current in a parallel resistor circuit (cont.) SOLVE We can use Equation to calculate the equivalent resistance: Once we know the equivalent resistance, we can use Ohm s law to calculate the current leaving the battery: Slide 23-92

93 Example 23.6 Current in a parallel resistor circuit (cont.) Because the battery can t tell the difference between the original three resistors and this single equivalent resistor, the battery in Figure provides a current of 0.66 A to the circuit. ASSESS As we ll see, the equivalent resistance of a group of parallel resistors is less than the resistance of any of the resistors in the group. 18 Ω is less than any of the individual values, a good check on our work. Slide 23-93

94 Parallel Resistors It would seem that more resistors would imply more resistance. This is true for resistors in series, but not for resistors in parallel. Parallel resistors provide more pathways for charge to get through. The equivalent of several resistors in parallel is always less than any single resistor in the group. An analogy is driving in heavy traffic. If there is an alternate route for cars to travel, more cars will be able to flow. Slide 23-94

95 QuickCheck The battery current I is A. 3 A B. 2 A C. 1 A D. 2/3 A E. 1/2 A Slide 23-95

96 QuickCheck The battery current I is A. 3 A B. 2 A C. 1 A D. 2/3 A E. 1/2 A Slide 23-96

97 QuickCheck The battery current I is A. 3 A B. 2 A C. 1 A D. 2/3 A E. 1/2 A Slide 23-97

98 QuickCheck The battery current I is A. 3 A B. 2 A C. 1 A D. 2/3 A E. 1/2 A Slide 23-98

99 QuickCheck When the switch closes, the battery current A. Increases. B. Stays the same. C. Decreases. Slide 23-99

100 QuickCheck When the switch closes, the battery current A. Increases. B. Stays the same. C. Decreases. Equivalent resistance decreases. Potential difference is unchanged. Slide

101 QuickCheck 23.2 The three bulbs are identical and the two batteries are identical. Compare the brightnesses of the bulbs. A. A > B > C B. A > C > B C. A > B = C D. A < B = C E. A = B = C Slide

102 QuickCheck 23.2 The three bulbs are identical and the two batteries are identical. Compare the brightnesses of the bulbs. A. A > B > C B. A > C > B C. A > B = C D. A < B = C E. A = B = C This question is checking your initial intuition. We ll return to it later. Slide

103 QuickCheck 23.3 The three bulbs are identical and the two batteries are identical. Compare the brightnesses of the bulbs. A. A > B > C B. A > C > B C. A > B = C D. A < B = C E. A = B = C Slide

104 QuickCheck 23.3 The three bulbs are identical and the two batteries are identical. Compare the brightnesses of the bulbs. A. A > B > C B. A > C > B C. A > B = C D. A < B = C E. A = B = C This question is checking your initial intuition. We ll return to it later. Slide

105 QuickCheck The lightbulbs are identical. Initially both bulbs are glowing. What happens when the switch is closed? A. Nothing. B. A stays the same; B gets dimmer. C. A gets brighter; B stays the same. D. Both get dimmer. E. A gets brighter; B goes out. Slide

106 QuickCheck The lightbulbs are identical. Initially both bulbs are glowing. What happens when the switch is closed? A. Nothing. B. A stays the same; B gets dimmer. C. A gets brighter; B stays the same. D. Both get dimmer. E. A gets brighter; B goes out. Short circuit. Zero resistance path. Slide

107 Example Problem What is the current supplied by the battery in the following circuit? Slide

108 Example Problem A resistor connected to a power supply works as a heater. Which of the following two circuits will provide more power? Slide

109 Section 23.4 Measuring Voltage and Current

110 Measuring Voltage and Current An ammeter is a device that measures the current in a circuit element. Because charge flows through circuit elements, an ammeter must be placed in series with the circuit element whose current is to be measured. Slide

111 Measuring Voltage and Current In order to determine the resistance in this simple, oneresistor circuit with a fixed emf of 1.5 V, we must know the current in the circuit. Slide

112 Measuring Voltage and Current To determine the current in the circuit, we insert the ammeter. To do so, we must break the connection between the battery and the resistor. Because they are in series, the ammeter and the resistor have the same current. The resistance of an ideal ammeter is zero so that it can measure the current without changing the current. Slide

113 Measuring Voltage and Current In this circuit, the ammeter reads a current I = 0.60 A. If the ammeter is ideal, there is no potential difference across it. The potential difference across the resistor is ΔV = ℇ. The resistance is then calculated: Slide

114 Measuring Voltage and Current A voltmeter is used to measure the potential differences in a circuit. Because the potential difference is measured across a circuit element, a voltmeter is placed in parallel with the circuit element whose potential difference is to be measured. Slide

115 Measuring Voltage and Current An ideal voltmeter has infinite resistance so that it can measure the voltage without changing the voltage. Because it is in parallel with the resistor, the voltmeter s resistance must be very large so that it draws very little current. Slide

116 Measuring Voltage and Current The voltmeter finds the potential difference across the 24 Ω resistor to be 6.0 V. The current through the resistor is: Slide

117 Measuring Voltage and Current Kirchhoff s law gives the potential difference across the unknown resistor: ΔV R = 3.0V Slide

118 QuickCheck What does the voltmeter read? A. 6 V B. 3 V C. 2 V D. Some other value E. Nothing because this will fry the meter. Slide

119 QuickCheck What does the voltmeter read? A. 6 V B. 3 V C. 2 V D. Some other value E. Nothing because this will fry the meter. Slide

120 QuickCheck What does the ammeter read? A. 6 A B. 3 A C. 2 A D. Some other value E. Nothing because this will fry the meter. Slide

121 QuickCheck What does the ammeter read? A. 6 A B. 3 A C. 2 A D. Some other value E. Nothing because this will fry the meter. Slide

122 Section 23.5 More Complex Circuits

123 More Complex Circuits Combinations of resistors can often be reduced to a single equivalent resistance through a step-by-step application of the series and parallel rules. Two special cases: Two identical resistors in series: R eq = 2R Two identical resistors in parallel: R eq = R/2 Slide

124 Example 23.8 How does the brightness change? Initially the switch in FIGURE is open. Bulbs A and B are equally bright, and bulb C is not glowing. What happens to the brightness of A and B when the switch is closed? And how does the brightness of C then compare to that of A and B? Assume that all bulbs are identical. Slide

125 Example 23.8 How does the brightness change? (cont.) SOLVE Suppose the resistance of each bulb is R. Initially, before the switch is closed, bulbs A and B are in series; bulb C is not part of the circuit. A and B are identical resistors in series, so their equivalent resistance is 2R and the current from the battery is This is the initial current in bulbs A and B, so they are equally bright. Slide

126 Example 23.8 How does the brightness change? (cont.) Closing the switch places bulbs B and C in parallel with each other. The equivalent resistance of the two identical resistors in parallel is R B+C = R/2. This equivalent resistance of B and C is in series with bulb A; hence the total resistance of the circuit is and the current leaving the battery is Closing the switch decreases the total circuit resistance and thus increases the current leaving the battery. Slide

127 Example 23.8 How does the brightness change? (cont.) All the current from the battery passes through bulb A, so A increases in brightness when the switch is closed. The current I after then splits at the junction. Bulbs B and C have equal resistance, so the current divides equally. The current in B is (ℇ/R), which is less than I before. Thus B decreases in brightness when the switch is closed. With the switch closed, bulbs B and C are in parallel, so bulb C has the same brightness as bulb B. Slide

128 Example 23.8 How does the brightness change? (cont.) ASSESS Our final results make sense. Initially, bulbs A and B are in series, and all of the current that goes through bulb A goes through bulb B. But when we add bulb C, the current has another option it can go through bulb C. This will increase the total current, and all that current must go through bulb A, so we expect a brighter bulb A. But now the current through bulb A can go through bulbs B and C. The current splits, so we d expect that bulb B will be dimmer than before. Slide

129 Analyzing Complex Circuits Text: p. 739 Slide

130 Analyzing Complex Circuits Text: p. 739 Slide

131 Analyzing Complex Circuits Text: p. 739 Slide

132 Example Problem What is the current supplied by the battery in the following circuit? What is the current through each resistor in the circuit? What is the potential difference across each resistor? Slide

133 Example Problem What is the equivalent resistance of the following circuit? Slide

134 Section 23.6 Capacitors in Parallel and Series

135 Capacitors in Parallel and Series A capacitor is a circuit element made of two conductors separated by an insulating layer. When the capacitor is connected to the battery, charge will flow to the capacitor, increasing its potential difference until ΔV C = ℇ Once the capacitor is fully charged, there will be no further current. Slide

136 Capacitors in Parallel and Series Parallel or series capacitors can be represented by a single equivalent capacitance. Slide

137 Capacitors in Parallel and Series The total charge Q on the two capacitors is Slide

138 Capacitors in Parallel and Series We can replace two capacitors in parallel by a single equivalent capacitance C eq : The equivalent capacitance has the same ΔV C but a greater charge. Slide

139 Capacitors in Parallel and Series If N capacitors are in parallel, their equivalent capacitance is the sum of the individual capacitances: Slide

140 Capacitors in Parallel and Series Slide

141 Capacitors in Parallel and Series The potential differences across two capacitors in series are ΔV 1 = Q/C 1 and ΔV 2 = Q/C 2 The total potential difference across both capacitors is ΔV C = ΔV 1 + ΔV 2 Slide

142 Capacitors in Parallel and Series If we replace the two capacitors with a single capacitor having charge Q and potential difference ΔV C, then the inverse of the capacitance of this equivalent capacitor is This analysis hinges on the fact that series capacitors each have the same charge Q. Slide

143 Capacitors in Parallel and Series If N capacitors are in series, their equivalent capacitance is the inverse of the sum of the inverses of the individual capacitances: For series capacitors the equivalent capacitance is less than that of the individual capacitors. Slide

144 QuickCheck Which of the following combinations of capacitors has the highest capacitance? Slide

145 QuickCheck Which of the following combinations of capacitors has the highest capacitance? B Slide

146 QuickCheck Which capacitor discharges more quickly after the switch is closed? A. Capacitor A B. Capacitor B C. They discharge at the same rate. D. We can t say without knowing the initial amount of charge. Slide

147 QuickCheck Which capacitor discharges more quickly after the switch is closed? Smaller time constantτ = RC A. Capacitor A B. Capacitor B C. They discharge at the same rate. D. We can t say without knowing the initial amount of charge. Slide

148 Example Analyzing a capacitor circuit a. Find the equivalent capacitance of the combination of capacitors in the circuit of FIGURE b. What charge flows through the battery as the capacitors are being charged? Slide

149 Example Analyzing a capacitor circuit (cont.) PREPARE We can use the relationships for parallel and series capacitors to reduce the capacitors to a single equivalent capacitance, much as we did for resistor circuits. We can then compute the charge through the battery using this value of capacitance. Slide

150 Example Analyzing a capacitor circuit (cont.) Slide

151 Example Analyzing a capacitor circuit (cont.) Slide

152 Example Analyzing a capacitor circuit (cont.) The battery sees a capacitance of 2.0 µf. To establish a potential difference of 12 V, the charge that must flow is Q = C eq V C = ( F)(12 V) = C ASSESS We solve capacitor circuit problems in a manner very similar to what we followed for resistor circuits. Slide

153 Section 23.7 RC Circuits

154 RC Circuits RC circuits are circuits containing resistors and capacitors. In RC circuits, the current varies with time. The values of the resistance and the capacitance in an RC circuit determine the time it takes the capacitor to charge or discharge. Slide

155 RC Circuits The figure shows an RC circuit consisting of a charged capacitor, an open switch, and a resistor before the switch closes. The switch will close at t = 0. Slide

156 RC Circuits Slide

157 RC Circuits The initial potential difference is (ΔV C ) 0 = Q 0 /C. The initial current the initial rate at which the capacitor begins to discharge is Slide

158 RC Circuits Slide

159 RC Circuits After some time, both the charge on the capacitor (and thus the potential difference) and the current in the circuit have decreased. When the capacitor voltage has decreased to ΔV C, the current has decreased to The current and the voltage decrease until the capacitor is fully discharged and the current is zero. Slide

160 RC Circuits The current and the capacitor voltage decay to zero after the switch closes, but not linearly. Slide

161 RC Circuits The decays of the voltage and the current are exponential decays: Slide

162 RC Circuits The time constant τ is a characteristic time for a circuit. A long time constant implies a slow decay; a short time constant, a rapid decay: τ = RC In terms of the time constant, the current and voltage equations are Slide

163 RC Circuits The current and voltage in a circuit do not drop to zero after one time constant. Each increase in time by one time constant causes the voltage and current to decrease by a factor of e 1 = Slide

164 RC Circuits Slide

165 RC Circuits The time constant has the form τ = RC. A large resistance opposes the flow of charge, so increasing R increases the decay time. A larger capacitance stores more charge, so increasing C also increases the decay time. Slide

166 QuickCheck The following circuits contain capacitors that are charged to 5.0 V. All of the switches are closed at the same time. After 1 second has passed, which capacitor is charged to the highest voltage? Slide

167 QuickCheck The following circuits contain capacitors that are charged to 5.0 V. All of the switches are closed at the same time. After 1 second has passed, which capacitor is charged to the highest voltage? C Slide

168 QuickCheck In the following circuit, the switch is initially closed and the bulb glows brightly. When the switch is opened, what happens to the brightness of the bulb? A. The brightness of the bulb is not affected. B. The bulb starts at the same brightness and then gradually dims. C. The bulb starts and the same brightness and then gradually brightens. D. The bulb initially brightens, then gradually dims. E. The bulb initially dims, then gradually brightens. Slide

169 QuickCheck In the following circuit, the switch is initially closed and the bulb glows brightly. When the switch is opened, what happens to the brightness of the bulb? A. The brightness of the bulb is not affected. B. The bulb starts at the same brightness and then gradually dims. C. The bulb starts and the same brightness and then gradually brightens. D. The bulb initially brightens, then gradually dims. E. The bulb initially dims, then gradually brightens. Slide

170 Example Finding the current in an RC circuit The switch in the circuit of FIGURE has been in position a for a long time, so the capacitor is fully charged. The switch is changed to position b at t = 0. What is the current in the circuit immediately after the switch is closed? What is the current in the circuit 25 μs later? Slide

171 Example Finding the current in an RC circuit (cont.) SOLVE The capacitor is connected across the battery terminals, so initially it is charged to ( V C ) 0 = 9.0 V. When the switch is closed, the initial current is given by Equation 23.20: Slide

172 Example Finding the current in an RC circuit (cont.) As charge flows, the capacitor discharges. The time constant for the decay is given by Equation 23.23: Slide

173 Example Finding the current in an RC circuit (cont.) The current in the circuit as a function of time is given by Equation µs after the switch is closed, the current is Slide

174 Example Finding the current in an RC circuit (cont.) ASSESS This result makes sense. 25 µs after the switch has closed is 2.5 time constants, so we expect the current to decrease to a small fraction of the initial current. Notice that we left times in units of µs; this is one of the rare cases where we needn t convert to SI units. Because the exponent is t/τ, which involves a ratio of two times, we need only be certain that both t and τ are in the same units. Slide

175 Charging a Capacitor In a circuit that charges a capacitor, once the switch is closed, the potential difference of the battery causes a current in the circuit, and the capacitor begins to charge. As the capacitor charges, it develops a potential difference that opposes the current, so the current decreases, and so does the rate of charging. The capacitor charges until ΔV C = ℇ. Slide

176 Charging a Capacitor The equations that describe the capacitor voltage and the current as a function of time are Slide

177 QuickCheck The capacitor is initially unchanged. Immediately after the switch closes, the capacitor voltage is A. 0 V B. Somewhere between 0 V and 6 V C. 6 V D. Undefined. Slide

178 QuickCheck The capacitor is initially unchanged. Immediately after the switch closes, the capacitor voltage is A. 0 V B. Somewhere between 0 V and 6 V C. 6 V D. Undefined. Slide

179 QuickCheck The red curve shows how the capacitor charges after the switch is closed at t = 0. Which curve shows the capacitor charging if the value of the resistor is reduced? B Slide

180 QuickCheck The red curve shows how the capacitor charges after the switch is closed at t = 0. Which curve shows the capacitor charging if the value of the resistor is reduced? B Smaller time constant. Same ultimate amount of charge. Slide

181 Example Problem The switch in the circuit shown has been in position a for a long time, so the capacitor is fully charged. The switch is changed to position b at t = 0. What is the current in the circuit immediately after the switch is closed? What is the current in the circuit 25 µs later? Slide

182 Section 23.8 Electricity in the Nervous System

183 Electricity in the Nervous System In the late 1700s, the scientist Galvini and others revealed that electrical signals can animate muscle cells, and a small potential applied to the axon of a nerve cell can produce a signal that propagates down its length. Slide

184 The Electrical Nature of Nerve Cells A simple model of a nerve cell begins with a cell membrane, an insulating layer of lipids approximately 7 nm thick that separates regions of conducting fluid inside and outside the cell. Ions, rather than electrons, are the charge carriers of the cell. Our simple model will only consider the transport of two positive ions, sodium and potassium, although other ions are important as well. Slide

185 The Electrical Nature of Nerve Cells Slide

186 The Electrical Nature of Nerve Cells The ion exchange pumps act much like the charge escalator of a battery, using chemical energy to separate charge by transporting ions. A living cell generates an emf. The charge separation produces an electric field inside the cell membrane and results in a potential difference between the inside and outside of the cell. Slide

187 The Electrical Nature of Nerve Cells The potential inside a nerve cell is less than the outside of the cell. It is called the cell s resting potential. Because the potential difference is produced by a charge separation across the membrane, we say the membrane is polarized. Because the potential difference is entirely across the membrane, we call this potential difference the membrane potential. Slide

188 The Electrical Nature of Nerve Cells Slide

189 Example Electric field in a cell membrane The thickness of a typical nerve cell membrane is 7.0 nm. What is the electric field inside the membrane of a resting nerve cell? PREPARE The potential difference across the membrane of a resting nerve cell is 70 mv. The inner and outer surfaces of the membrane are equipotentials. We learned in Chapter 21 that the electric field is perpendicular to the equipotentials and is related to the potential difference by E = V/d. Slide

190 Example Electric field in a cell membrane (cont.) SOLVE The magnitude of the potential difference between the inside and the outside of the cell is 70 mv. The field strength is thus The field points from positive to negative, so the electric field is Slide

191 Example Electric field in a cell membrane (cont.) ASSESS This is a very large electric field; in air it would be large enough to cause a spark! But we expect the fields to be large to explain the cell s strong electrical character. Slide

192 The Electrical Nature of Nerve Cells The fluids inside and outside of the membrane are good conductors, but the cell membrane is not. Charges therefore accumulate on the inside and outside surfaces of the membrane. A cell thus looks like two charged conductors separated by an insulator a capacitor. The membrane is not a perfect insulator because charges can move across it. The cell membrane will have a certain resistance. Slide

193 The Electrical Nature of Nerve Cells Because the cell membrane has both resistance and capacitance, it can be modeled as an RC circuit. Like any RC circuit, the membrane has a time constant. Slide

194 The Action Potential The membrane potential can change drastically in response to a stimulus. Neurons nerve cells can be stimulated by neurotransmitter chemicals released at synapse junctions. A neuron can also be stimulated by a changing potential. The result of the stimulus is a rapid change called an action potential. Slide

195 The Action Potential A cell depolarizes when a stimulus causes the opening of the sodium channels. The concentration of sodium ions is much higher outside the cell, so positive sodium ions flow into the cell, rapidly raising its potential to 40 mv, at which point the sodium channels close. Slide

196 The Action Potential The cell repolarizes as the potassium channels open. The higher potassium concentration inside the cell drives these ions out of the cell. The potassium channels close when the membrane potential reaches about 80 mv, slightly less than the resting potential. Slide

197 The Action Potential The reestablishment of the resting potential after the sodium and potassium channels close is a relatively slow process controlled by the motion of ions across the membrane. Slide

198 The Action Potential After the action potential is complete, there is a brief resting period, after which the cell is ready to be triggered again. The action potential is driven by ionic conduction through sodium and potassium channels, so the potential changes are rapid. Muscles also undergo a similar cycle of polarization. Slide

199 The Propagation of Nerve Impulses How is a signal transmitted from the brain to a muscle in the hand? The primary cells of the nervous system responsible for signal transmission are known as neurons. The transmission of a signal to a muscle is the function of a motor neuron. The transmission of signals takes place along the axon of the neuron, a long fiber that connects the cell body to a muscle fiber. Slide

200 The Propagation of Nerve Impulses The signal is transmitted along an axon because the axon is long enough that it may have different potentials at different points. When one point is stimulated, the membrane will depolarize at that point. The resulting action potential may trigger depolarization in adjacent parts of the membrane. This wave of action potential a nerve impulse travels along the axon. Slide

201 The Propagation of Nerve Impulses Slide

202 The Propagation of Nerve Impulses A small increase in the potential difference across the membrane of a cell causes the sodium channels to open, triggering a large action potential response. Slide

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207 Increasing Speed by Insulation The axons of motor neurons and most other neurons can transmit signals at very high speeds because they are insulated with a myelin sheath. Schwann cells wrap the axon with myelin, insulating it electrically and chemically, with breaks at the node of Ranvier. The ion channels are concentrated in these nodes because this is the only place where the extracellular fluid is in contact with the cell membrane. In an insulated axis, a signal propagates by jumping from one node to the next in a process called saltatory conduction. Slide

208 Increasing Speed by Insulation The ion channels are located at the nodes. When they are triggered, the potential at the node changes rapidly to +40 mv. Thus this section of the axon acts like a battery with a switch. Slide

209 Increasing Speed by Insulation The conduction fluid within the axon acts like the resistor R. Slide

210 Increasing Speed by Insulation The myelin sheath acts like the dielectric of a capacitor C between the conducting fluids inside and outside the axon. Slide

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214 Increasing Speed by Insulation Nerve propagation along a myelinated axon: Slide

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218 Increasing Speed by Insulation How rapidly does a pulse move down a myelinated axon? The critical time for propagation is the time constant RC. The resistance of an axon between nodes is 25 MΩ. The capacitance of the membrane is 1.6 pf per segment. Because the nodes of Ranvier are spaced about 1 mm apart, the speed at which the nerve impulse travels down the axon is approximately Slide

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