This simulation demonstrates the power dissipated in a variable resistor given that the battery has an internal resistance (made variable in this app as well). Since the power dissipated by the resistor is given by and the current is given by , This power will be a maximum if the expression for the denominator

# Category: 14 DC Circuits

## Geogebra Simulation of a Potentiometer

Some of the more challenging problems in the topic of electricity in the A-level syllabus are those involving a potentiometer. The solution involves the concept of potential divider and the setup can be used to measure emf or potential difference across a variety of circuits components. Basically, students need to understand the rule - that

## DeLight Version 2

I modified "DeLight", the board game that I designed a few years back into a worksheet version (for small groups) as well as a powerpoint version (that teacher can facilitate as a class activity, pitting half the class against another). Worksheet: DOWNLOAD Slides: DOWNLOAD The objectives of the game is to reinforce concepts related to

## Concrete to Abstract

As I was teaching the use of the potential divider equation to my IP4 (Grade 10) students last week, I approached it by teaching the rules first before showing worked examples. Thereafter, as some students remained confused, I merely reverted to explaining the rules. Eventually, I resorted to simplifying the equation by substituting simple numerical

## Internal Resistance and Maximum Power Theorem

I've created this simulation to demonstrate the effect of an internal resistance due to a cell on the potential difference and current of an external load. One can also vary the internal resistance and external resistance to observe the maximum power theorem. The theorem states that for a given finite internal resistance, one can obtain

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## Variable Resistor Simulation

My third simulation in as many days. This time round, I created some png files for electrical circuit components that can be used for future simulations. I also figured out how to add text in line with a variable in the drawing panel for the simulation, hence the units can now follow the values of

## Simulation for Potentiometer

Continuing the course on Easy Java Simulation, I did this simple simulation on the Potentiometer, which allows students to first predict, and then verify the position of a jockey to achieve null deflection of a galvanometer. Click on the image below to try it out and do give me your feedback. I'll try to improve