basic electronics:

resistors in series (one after another):

R(total) = R(1) + R(2)

resistors in parallel (side by side, with their lead connected):

1/R(total) = 1/R(1) + 1/R(2)

or

R(total) = {R(1)*R(2)} / {R(1)+R(2)}

someone PLEASE correct me if im wrong.

also, the equations can be continnued for more than 2 resistors, although the second eq for the parallel gets pretty hairy. just use the first one (for parallel) and a calculator!! the series one is always easy.

oh, and the equations are switched for capacitors.

~mike

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