# 2.10 Problems

2.1. For the circuit element shown, volts and amps.

a. What is the value of in volts? Be sure to give the correct algebraic sign.

b. What is the value of in amps? Be sure to give the correct algebraic sign.

c. Is energy being absorbed by this circuit element, or is the element delivering energy to the rest of the circuit?

d. Over a period of 2 seconds, how much charge (in coulombs) moves through the element?

e. Which terminal, a or b, do *positive* charges enter?

f. What is the power absorbed by this circuit element?

g. How much energy is absorbed by this element in 1 hour?

2.2 A circuit element has voltage volts across its terminals and current amps flowing through the terminals, from the terminal to the terminal as shown. Is this circuit element suppling power to the circuit or absorbing power from the circuit?

2.3 A circuit element has voltage volts across its terminals and current amps flowing through the terminals, from the terminal to the terminal as shown. Is this circuit element supplying power to the circuit or absorbing power from the circuit?

2.4 When using solderless breadboards in ECE361, the breadboards should be oriented in landscape, rather than portrait orientation (True or False)

2.5 Identify the five row & column coordinates corresponding to the node connecting the resistor and the red LED.

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2.6 The probes of a multimeter are inserted into an electrical wall outlet. The voltage is characterized by the expression . When the meter is set to read DC volts, what voltage would be read? When the meter is set to read AC volts, what voltage would be read?

2.7 The probes of a multimeter are placed across the terminals of a voltage source characterized by the expression . What DC voltage level would the meter read? What AC voltage level would the meter read?

2.8 Determine the RMS value of the waveform

2.9 An ECE-361 student attempts to measure the current in the circuit shown but has inadvertently set the dial on the meter to a DC voltage scale. What voltage level will be read? *(Hint: a voltmeter looks like a very large resistor, ideally , or an open circuit. To solve this problem, Ohm’s law and KVL are required.)*

2.10 An EE student attempts to measure the voltage across the resistor in the circuit shown but has inadvertently set the dial on the meter to a DC current scale. What current will be read?*(Hint: an ammeter looks like a very small resistance, ideally , or a short circuit. To solve this problem, Ohm’s law, KCL and KVL are required.)*

2.11 A resistor has voltage across its terminals. What is the average power absorbed by the resistor? How much energy is absorbed over 10 seconds?

2.12 Determine the power delivered by the battery in the following circuit.

2.13 Find the current through the resistor and then determine the power absorbed by each element in the circuit.

2.14. Determine the power delivered by the voltage source in the following circuit by repeated application of Ohm’s law, KCL and KVL.