 Electricity and Magnetism

# Electric circuits Most mobile phones are equipped with a Lithium-ion battery. The battery discharges when used, and needs to be charged regularly.

What change takes place in the battery as it charges? We have a metal ball and we want to find whether it is positively charged, negatively charged, or electrically neutral.

A positively charged rod is brought close to the ball, and then a negatively charged rod is brought near the ball. In both cases, the ball was attracted to the rod.

What is the charge on the ball? A resistor is an electric component that resists the flow of current. The above diagram shows two resistors connected in parallel.

What happens to the effective resistance between $A$ and $B$ if we increase the resistance of $R_1$? A resistor is an electric component that resists the flow of current. The above diagram shows two pairs of resistors: the resistors between $A$ and $B$ are connected in series, and the resistors between $C$ and $D$ are connected in parallel.

How should we connect two identical resistors to have a greater effective resistance?

How should we connect 2 identical batteries to maximize the electromotive force (EMF) between the terminals? ×