Got Homework?

Connect with other students for help. It's a free community.

  • across
    MIT Grad Student
    Online now
  • laura*
    Helped 1,000 students
    Online now
  • Hero
    College Math Guru
    Online now

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing

trial123 Group Title

For circuit (a) below, determine if the LED lights up. For circuit (b) below, which LED is brightest and which is dimmest? Show work. Here's the picture: http://postimage.org/image/rjctt2w6z/

  • one year ago
  • one year ago

  • This Question is Closed
  1. slotema Group Title
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    For a), the big question is when a LED is on. DO you have an idea of when a diode (in general) will conduct? As for b), what makes a LED glow brighter? Is it voltage, or current or something else?

    • one year ago
  2. whpalmer4 Group Title
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    The voltage across the LED in a) is 5v * (200 ohms/(200 ohms+300 ohms+100ohms)) = 5/3 V. As I recall, that's too low for most LEDs, usually need 2 V or more.

    • one year ago
    • Attachments:

See more questions >>>

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...


  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.