Hello, As a charge traverses through a resistive circuit element it will have a certain amount of potential energy before entering the circuit element; and as it passes through, it's potential energy will decrease (due to it converting to kinetic energy, and collisions)--this I iunderstand. Since there is a relationship between electric potential and potential energy, we can use it to see that electric potential decreases--this I also understand. What I am curious about is, what is happening to the electric field in this circuit element? I know that there is a relationship between electric potential and the electric field, which has scalar values of electric potential assigned to points in the field. So, what's happening to the "anatomy" of the electric field in a resistive circuit element?