Here is a puzzle for those of you with some knowledge of circuit analysis.
Imagine welding a cube of resistors, each resistor with the resistance of 1 Ohm. If you measured the resistance between opposite corners, what would it be?
Do it the hard way: Distort the cube into a two-dimensional surface and use the full machinery of equivalent resistance (Y-Delta transformations, etc) to solve all the loops.
Do it the fun way: Think of the particular geometry of the cube, and its symmetries. Think of the fundamentals of circuit analysis. You really don’t need to calculate much if you know how to visualize the problem.
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2 thoughts on “A Cube of Resistors”
Trick question: Those are 10 Ohm resistors!!
misstype 100 ohm Brown, Black, Red
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