# Calculate series-parallel (combination) circuits.

## Definition

Calculation should include identifying relationships and solving unknown values for voltage, current, resistance, and wattage for series-parallel circuits, using Ohm’s Law, according to instructor’s guidelines.

## Process/Skill Questions

- How is series-parallel resistance calculated?
- What is the first step in calculating a series-parallel?
- When might series-parallel circuits be used in electrical wiring?

## Related Standards of Learning

## English

### 11.5

The student will read and analyze a variety of nonfiction texts.

- Use information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
- Read and follow directions to complete an application for college admission, for a scholarship, or for employment.
- Generalize ideas from selections to make predictions about other texts.
- Draw conclusions and make inferences about explicit and implied information, using textual support.
- Analyze two or more texts addressing the same topic to identify authors’ purposes and determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
- Identify false premises in persuasive writing.
- Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
- Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical-thinking questions before, during, and after reading texts.

### 12.5

The student will read and analyze a variety of nonfiction texts.

- Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical-thinking questions before, during, and after reading texts.
- Analyze and synthesize information in order to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
- Analyze two or more texts addressing the same topic to identify authors’ purposes and determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
- Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
- Identify false premises in persuasive writing.
- Draw conclusions and make inferences about explicit and implied information, using textual support.

## Mathematics

### A.4

The student will solve

- multistep linear and quadratic equations in one variables algebraically;
- quadratic equations in one variables algebraically;
- literal equations for a specified variable;
- systems of two linear equations in two variables algebraically and graphically; and
- practical problems involving equations and systems of equations.

### A.8

The student, given a situation in a real-world context, will analyze a relation to determine whether a direct or inverse variation exists, and represent a direct variation algebraically and graphically and an inverse variation algebraically.

### AII.3

The student will solve

- absolute value linear equations and inequalities;
- quadratic equations over the set of complex numbers;
- equations containing rational algebraic expressions; and
- equations containing radical expressions.

## Science

### PH.11c

The student will investigate and understand how to diagram, construct, and analyze basic electrical circuits and explain the function of various circuit components. Key concepts include

c. electrical power;