The Current Divider
27 In the circuit shown in Figure 1.9, the current splits or divides between the two resistors that are connected in parallel.
IT splits into the individual currents I1 and I2, and then these recombine to form IT.
Which of the following relationships are valid for this circuit?
All of them are valid.
28 When solving current divider problems, follow these steps:
I1/I2 = R2/R1
The values of two resistors in parallel and the total current flowing through the circuit are shown in Figure 1.10. What is the current through each individual resistor?
Work through the steps as shown here:
29 Now, try these problems. In each case, the total current and the two resistors ...