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    I don't know what on earth my book states here:

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    Here's the simulator link (no viruses don't worry!): http://phet.colorado.edu/sims/circui...kit-ac_en.jnlp

    Please help!
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    I wouldn't recommend that book - cell current doesn't make sense ....
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    (Original post by teachercol)
    I wouldn't recommend that book - cell current doesn't make sense ....
    So is it incorrect, or am I just interpreting them wrong?
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    It's incorrect.
    If you had a 2V cell connected to a 2 ohm resistor the current would be 1 amp assuming no internal resistance.
    If you add a second 2V cell in series the current will be 2 amps.
    It's basic Ohm's Law.
    Get rid of that book.
    They have got the series and parallel cell effects the wrong way round for the current.
    They may be trying to make a point but they have made a real mess of it.
 
 
 
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