Problem: In the circuit shown in the figure below, switch S is closed at a time t = 0.Find the reading of each ammeter after a long period of time has passed with the switch closed.

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Ohm's law:

V=iR

Equivalent resistance for resistors in series:

Req=R1+R2+...+Rn

Equivalent resistance for resistors in parallel:

1Req=1R1+1R2+...+1Rn

After a long period of time, an inductor acts as a short circuit.

The 5.0Ω, the 10.0Ω, and the 15.0Ω resistor are in parallel.

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In the circuit shown in the figure below, switch S is closed at a time t = 0.

Find the reading of each ammeter after a long period of time has passed with the switch closed.

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