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Homework Help: Energy Dissipated in a circuit

  1. Nov 19, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I have a circuit that has...(I will refer to each resistor as E[tex]_{}1[/tex] and E[tex]_{}2[/tex].
    5V battery with two resistors.
    Each resistor has 5[tex]\Omega[/tex] of resistance.
    E[tex]_{}1[/tex]'s Current dissipated is 1A, E[tex]_{}2[/tex] is the same.
    Voltage dissipated by E[tex]_{}1[/tex] is .2V, E[tex]_{}2[/tex] is the same.
    Power dissipated by E[tex]_{}1[/tex] is .2W, E[tex]_{}2[/tex] is also .2W.

    2. Relevant equations

    I am looking for Energy dissipated by each element (E[tex]_{}1[/tex], E[tex]_{}2[/tex]) is.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    ?? Not sure. ??
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2009
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  3. Nov 19, 2009 #2


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    Well, I can't imagine any circuit containing a 5V battery and two identical resistors that's capable of producing the voltage or power values you have included.

    Power is just energy per unit time.

    - Warren
  4. Nov 19, 2009 #3
    I calculated those. "/ Are they wrong?
  5. Nov 19, 2009 #4
    also the time is one minute (60 seconds).
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