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What happens when charge enters the resistor?

  1. Jul 23, 2014 #1
    What happens when charge enters the resistor?
     
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  3. Jul 23, 2014 #2
    What do you mean by resistor ?
     
  4. Jul 23, 2014 #3

    phinds

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    question is too vague
     
  5. Jul 23, 2014 #4

    berkeman

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  6. Jul 23, 2014 #5
    It's like a roadblock. Some of the electron's kinetic energy is transferred to the resistor atom's thermal energy. The resistor heats up, the electrons have less energy coming out the other side. This is why it's called a voltage drop, you lose potential energy.
     
  7. Jul 24, 2014 #6
    Resistor

    Resistor is a device used in electrical circuits.
     
  8. Jul 24, 2014 #7
    Resistor

    Thank you it was very clear.
     
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