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# Twelve Wires, Each of Equal Resistance R, Are Joined to Form a Cube, as Shown in the Figure. Find the Equivalent Resistance Between the Diagonally-opposite Points A And F. - Physics

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Twelve wires, each of equal resistance r, are joined to form a cube, as shown in the figure. Find the equivalent resistance between the diagonally-opposite points a and f. Advertisement Remove all ads

#### Solution

Let V be the potential difference between the points a and f. Let current i enter a and leave from f. The distribution of current in various branches is shown in figure. To calculate the potential difference between a and f, consider the path abcf and apply Kirchofff's Law:-

$\frac{i}{3}r + \frac{i}{6}r + \frac{i}{3}r = V$

$\Rightarrow \left( \frac{2ir}{3} + \frac{ir}{6} \right) = V$

$\Rightarrow \left( \frac{5ir}{6} \right) = V$

The effective resistance between a and f,

$R_{eff} = \frac{V}{i} = \frac{5}{6}r$

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HC Verma Class 11, Class 12 Concepts of Physics Vol. 2
Chapter 10 Electric Current in Conductors
Q 44 | Page 201
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