POF #4

Problem of the Fortnight #4

Endless but Finite

Consider a chain of 1-ohm resistors as arranged in the diagram and continuing forever to the right. The connections are made with ideal wires having zero resistance.

What is the equivalent resistance of this semi-infinite chain?

Due date: Monday, May 5, at 4:00 PM

 

Return to the Physics Problem of the Fortnight page.