Series-parallel analogies and voltmeter loading effects discussion | eet110 | ECPI University

The human body can be thought of as a series-parallel analogy. Some parts are in series and some parts are in parallel. In addition, the human body can be modeled as an electrical circuit. 

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  • Identify what parts of the body would be considered series and what parts would be considered parallel.
  • Discuss how the series and parallel systems function together as a series-parallel circuit in your analogy.
  • 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?
  • Finally, Discuss the loading effect of a voltmeter on a circuit. How does the voltmeter’s internal resistance affect the loading effect?

Circuit Man

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