- Identify what parts of the body would be considered series and what parts would be considered parallel.
There are a few parts of the body that I would consider parallel even though most of the body is series. Most of the body is a series circuit but certain organs I would consider parallels. Organs like the kidneys and the lungs are parallels because they work in parallels. These organs work at the same time and do the same job. those are some of the only parts of the body I would consider parallels.
- Discuss how the series and parallel systems function together as a series-parallel circuit in your analogy.
while the organs are the parallel circuits the blood paths are the series circuits. The blood starts at the heart and gets sent throughout the body and back to the heart. The blood also goes to the organs in order to allow them to go through the process that they need to do. As the blood also goes through the organ it continues on until the veins turn around and bring the blood back to the heart.
- Explain how electricity can travel through the body using a series-parallel electrical model. How does this relate to touch, step, and step-touch potential?
touch something that is electrified and the current flow from your hand to the middle of your body which is series and down through your legs which is a parallel, this is touch potential. Step on an electrified object and do not touch anything else, the current would flow from one foot and down the other foot, this is step potential.
- Finally, Discuss the loading effect of a voltmeter on a circuit. How does the voltmeter’s internal resistance affect the loading effect?
The loading effect on a voltmeter does not really effect lower resistance circuits and only effect higher resistance circuits. there is no difference on low resistance circuits but with higher resistance circuits it lowers the voltage for that part of the circuit showing a lower voltage.
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