Objectives: To construct a circuit in series to test and verify Ohm’s Law and Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law using a multi-meter, breadboard, resistors and jumper wires. To simulate this construct digitally and mathematically to compare results to determine if the above laws are supported.
Results: The simulation, breadboard construct, and calculations had similar measurements in all fields including voltage, current, resistors, sources, and power dissipation.
Conclusions: Ohm’s Law and Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law hold accuracy to the actual measurements with small discrepancy. The readings were similar in all mediums.
Did you prove Ohm’s Law to be true for a series circuit?
Explain how you proved Ohm’s Law.
Did you prove Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law to be true?
Explain how you proved Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law.
What would happen to the current IT if one of the resistors, like R3 is SHORT circuited by chance? Will the current, compared to the original value:
What is the power dissipated by each resistor under the new circumstances (R3 SHORTED)? Also, express your answers in engineering units.
Under the above conditions, do we need to change the ratings of the resistors?