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    Joule heating effect - qualitative explanation

    Hi yes I would go for the equation when explaining it however, i'm explaining this to 12-13 year olds so I was trying to get a good explanation for why the resistance is low.
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    Joule heating effect - qualitative explanation

    Hi, thanks yes just wanted an intuitive explanation of specifically why the resistance is low.
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    Joule heating effect - qualitative explanation

    Hi, I've seen this thread before. Re-reading it has definitely helped however it still does not completely resolve my issue. Too much reliance on algebraic explanations. Thanks nonetheless :)
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    Joule heating effect - qualitative explanation

    Hi, I understand mathematically why using low resistance results in a greater heating effect. Could someone give an intuitive and microscopic picture of why the current contributes more to a greater power dissipation by the resistor rather than the resistance contribution to the power...
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