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Water analogy as electricity explanation

  1. Sep 13, 2012 #1
    Thinking of a restrictive pipe as an analogy of a resistor, which converts electrical energy to heat,
    would a pipe demonstrate a rise in temperature related to the loss of energy in the water, . (theoretically - and assuming conditions which did not have other influences - so water at ambient temperature etc etc.)

    One of those early morning, semi asleep - brain thinking about random things - questions)
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  3. Sep 13, 2012 #2


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    The pipe converts energy stored in pressure to heat - that heats the pipe and the water. The second part has no really analogon in electric circuits.
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