Teaching Physics with the Physics Suite
Edward F. Redish
In the figure at the right is shown a circuit with two identical batteries and three identical resistors (bulbs). The batteries are shown so that the anode (positive terminal) is on the right of each battery. If one of these batteries were to be directly connected to one of these bulbs, it would light the bulb brightly.
For the following items, select the item that best completes the sentence and enter it in your answer sheet. If more than one answer is correct, give them all. Briefly explain your answers.
A. When the set of batteries and bulbs are connected as shown
B. The current through bulb C
C. The potential drop across bulb B
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