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Where does the heat come from?

  1. Nov 27, 2004 #1

    Mk

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    Where does the heat come from? The current going through results in heat how? The electrons moving give off heat as going to a lower energy?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 27, 2004 #2
    The fast moving electrons collide with the conductor's atoms which start to vibrate (heat).
     
  4. Nov 27, 2004 #3

    Mk

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    Thanks, that was a good explination.
     
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