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GUIDES  
1  Resistance How resistance depends on length, crosssectional area, and resistivity of a conductor. 
2  Series
Circuits
Examples Definitions of quantities, explanations of equations, worked out example problems. 
3  Parallel
Circuits
Examples Definitions of quantities, explanations of equations, worked out example problems. 
JOBS  
1  Springboard: Resistance is
not Futile  Answers Building the Law of Resistance conceptually, one variable at a time. 
2  A Series Affair 
Answers Followup springboard to be done after Current Affair and Beyond labs. 
3  A Parallel Affair
 Answers Followup springboard to be done after Current Affair and Beyond labs. 
4  A
Compound Affair  Answers Followup springboard to be done after Current Affair and Beyond labs. 
LABS  The unlinked titles below are available in the Conceptual Physics lab manual from Pearson Education  Amazon link  
1  Ohm, Ohm on the Digital Range Much like the Physics 1 lab, Ohm, Ohm on the Range. But this time with sensors and realtime graphing. 
2  Jewels of Joule The power in a DC circuit as it relates to voltage and current. 
3 
There's
No Place Like Ohm An investigation into the nature of electrical resistance and its dependence on length, crosssectional area, resistivity, and temperature. Now a TechLab! 
4 
Series Samesies EXP Voltage, current, resistance, and power in a series circuit when the resistors have equal resistance. Find the patterns! 
5 
Parallel Samesies EXP Voltage, current, resistance, and power in a parallel circuit when the resistors have equal resistance. Find the patterns! 
6 
Series Polyohmics EXP Voltage, current, resistance, and power in a series circuit when the resistors have unequal resistance. Find the patterns! 
7 
Parallel Polyohmics EXP Voltage, current, resistance, and power in a parallel circuit when the resistors have unequal resistance. Find the patterns! 
8 
Compound Conundrums EXP Voltage, current, resistance, and power in a threeresistor circuit that is neither series nor parallel. Find the patterns! 
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1  ThreeBulb Soup 
2  Meter
Madness Voltmeters and ammeters...what's the difference? Use the Genecons to find out. 
3 
Boolean
Bulbs Configure switches to conform to simple binary logic statements: Boolean Bulbs! 
4 
Switch
Wars Design a threeway switch: use two switches to independently control one bulb. It's not as easy at it looks! 
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