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A circuit in which the circuit elements are connected so that the current divides between them. For resistors in parallel, the total resistance, R, is given by 1/R = 1/r1 + 1/r2 + 1/r3 …, where r1, r2, and r3 are the resistances of the individual elements. For capacitors in parallel, the total capacitance, C, is given by C = c1 + c2 + c3 ….

Subjects: Physics.


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