

A174283


Number of distinct resistances that can be produced using n equal resistors in, series, parallel and/or bridge configurations.


13




OFFSET

1,2


COMMENTS

This sequence is a modification of the Sequence A048211, which uses only series and parallel combinations. Since a bridge circuit requires minimum of five resistances the first four terms coincide.


REFERENCES

Antoni Amengual, The intriguing properties of the equivalent resistances of n equal resistors combined in series and in parallel, American Journal of Physics, 68(2), 175179 (February 2000). Digital Object Identifier (DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.19396 [From Sameen Ahmed Khan, Apr 27 2010]
S. A. Khan, Farey sequences and resistor networks, Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Math. Sci.) Vol. 122, No. 2, May 2012, pp. 153162.  From N. J. A. Sloane, Oct 23 2012


LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..8.
Sameen Ahmed Khan, The bounds of the set of equivalent resistances of n equal resistors combined in series and in parallel, arXiv:1004.3346v1 [physics.genph], (20 April 2010).


EXAMPLE

Example1: Five equal unit resistors, each arm of the bridge has one unit resistor, leading to an equivalent resistance of 1; so the set is {1} and its order is 1. Example2: 6 equal resistors, four arms have one unit resistor each and the fifth arm has two unit resistors. Two resistors in the same arm, when combined in series and parallel result in 2 and 1/2 respectively (corresponding to 2: {1/2, 2} in A048211). The set {1/2, 2}, in the diagonal results in {1}. Set {1/2, 2} in any of the four arms results in {11/13, 13/11}. Consequently, with 6 equal resistors, we have the set {11/13, 1, 13/11}, whose order is 3.


CROSSREFS

A048211, A153588, A174283, A174284, A174285, A174286
A176499, A176500, A176501, A176502 [From Sameen Ahmed Khan, Apr 27 2010]
Sequence in context: A159330 A159331 A135346 * A268172 A151404 A027071
Adjacent sequences: A174280 A174281 A174282 * A174284 A174285 A174286


KEYWORD

more,nonn


AUTHOR

Sameen Ahmed Khan, Mar 15 2010


STATUS

approved



