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Do resistors obey conservation laws?

  1. Jan 13, 2009 #1
    Do resistors in series and parallel obey conservation laws? why?

    I think yes, because I add individual resistance for the effective resistance

    ... but why? :| what's a true and deeper explanation for this??
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  3. Jan 13, 2009 #2
    What conservation laws are you talking about?
  4. Jan 13, 2009 #3
    There are quite a few conservation laws out there. If you meant the conservation of charges, then yes. Conservation of energy, well, energy is dissipated, but the answer is still yes. Conservation of leptons and such, not certain (I don't see how they might apply)
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