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A parallel LC circuit is in resonance when a current detected through the parallel circuit falls in phase with the supply voltage, according to Electronic-Tutorials. At the point of resonance, a large circulating current... More »

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The RC time constant is the product of the resistance and capacitance of a circuit, or R x C. It is used to describe the rate of charging when a battery is connected to a resistor and capacitor in series. RC circuits can... More »

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A light bulb circuit works when the electric current flowing through the light bulb combines with the current flowing in the battery or power source. The filament and wires in the light bulb conduct electricity so that e... More »

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Series and parallel resonance are two distinct circuit structures. In a parallel circuit, there is infinite resistance to an alternating current. In a series circuit, there is zero resistance to an alternating current, b... More »

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