Let's say we have a basic electric circuit consisting of a battery with some potential difference, and a loop of wire. The wire loop also has some segment with a higher resistance. Now since there is a potential difference, the free electrons will move to make the circuit equipotential. The battery will keep supplying the voltage and so the movement continues. Now in the case where the circuit doesn't have the separate resistive element the current through any part of the wire would be the same, so one just defined this as the current strength of the circuit. My question is, if the current will be the same everywhere in the case where the circuit has elements with different resistance? Can one say that at first the the current will be higher in the part with lower resistance, but this will cause an increase in the electric field in the higher resistance part of the circuit until the current is steady?