Resistors in Parallel
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When you click an exercise into a collection, this number will be taken as points for the exercise, kind of "by default".
But once the exercise is on the collection, you can edit the number of points for the exercise in the collection independently, without any effect on "points by default" as represented by the number here.
That being said... How many "default points" should you associate with an exercise upon creation?
As with difficulty, there is no straight forward and generally accepted way.
But as a guideline, we tend to give as many points by default as there are mathematical steps to do in the exercise.
Again, very vague... But the number should kind of represent the "work" required.
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In physics exercises, we try to follow this pattern:
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When you click an exercise into a collection, this number will be taken as difficulty for the exercise, kind of "by default".
But once the exercise is on the collection, you can edit its difficulty in the collection independently, without any effect on the "difficulty by default" here.
Why we use chess pieces? Well... we like chess, we like playing around with \(\LaTeX\)-fonts, we wanted symbols that need less space than six stars in a table-column... But in your layouts, you are of course free to indicate the difficulty of the exercise the way you want.
That being said... How "difficult" is an exercise? It depends on many factors, like what was being taught etc.
In physics exercises, we try to follow this pattern:
Level 1 - One formula (one you would find in a reference book) is enough to solve the exercise. Example exercise
Level 2 - Two formulas are needed, it's possible to compute an "in-between" solution, i.e. no algebraic equation needed. Example exercise
Level 3 - "Chain-computations" like on level 2, but 3+ calculations. Still, no equations, i.e. you are not forced to solve it in an algebraic manner. Example exercise
Level 4 - Exercise needs to be solved by algebraic equations, not possible to calculate numerical "in-between" results. Example exercise
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Exercise:
Two resistors with resistances RaO and RbO are connected in parallel to a voltage supply. The current through the first is dIO greater than that through the second one. Calculate the partial currents and the applied voltage.
Solution:
The ratio of the partial currents I_I_+Delta I through R_RaO Delta IdIO and I_ through R_RbO is given by fracI_I_ fracI_+Delta II_ fracR_R_ This can be solved for I_: I_ + Delta I I_ fracR_R_ Delta I I_ leftfracR_R_-right I_leftfracR_-R_R_right I_ Delta I leftfracR_-R_R_right^- IbF fracdItimes RaRb-Ra resultIbP The current I_ is I_ IaF Ib-dI resultIaP
Two resistors with resistances RaO and RbO are connected in parallel to a voltage supply. The current through the first is dIO greater than that through the second one. Calculate the partial currents and the applied voltage.
Solution:
The ratio of the partial currents I_I_+Delta I through R_RaO Delta IdIO and I_ through R_RbO is given by fracI_I_ fracI_+Delta II_ fracR_R_ This can be solved for I_: I_ + Delta I I_ fracR_R_ Delta I I_ leftfracR_R_-right I_leftfracR_-R_R_right I_ Delta I leftfracR_-R_R_right^- IbF fracdItimes RaRb-Ra resultIbP The current I_ is I_ IaF Ib-dI resultIaP