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Abimbola1987

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If I take this explanation as being true

*"The heat is generated on the microscale when the conduction electrons transfer energy to the conductor's atoms by way of collisions."*So a "current" must have a quantum of kinetic energy going into the conductor (resistive element) and a lesser quantum of kinetic energy coming out the other end.

So first, how do I quantify the kinetic energy of a electrical current? And where can I find the correct formulae that describes the relationship between drift velocity and the kinetic energy?

Thank you very much on beforehand.

Abim.