# Difference between series combination and parallel combination

Difference between series combination and parallel combination

 series combination parallel combination Definition In series, combination are joined end to end. In parallel combination, one end of each resistor is connected to one terminal of the battery while the other end of each resistor is connected to the second terminal of the battery. Path There is only a single path for the passage of current. There are multiple paths for the passage of current. Amount of current The same amount of current passage through each of these resistors.   Formula Different amounts of current pass through each resistor. The Sum of all current is equal to the total current supplied by the battery. Formula Potential difference The sum of potential differences across individual resistors is equal to the total voltage of the battery.                             Formula The potential difference across each resistor is the same and is always equal to the voltage of the battery.                               Formula Net resistance Net resistance of all the resistors is equal to the sum of individual resistance.                        Formula Net resistance of all the resistors is equal to the sum of reciprocal of individual resistors.                   Formula 