Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 23 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 20

Answer

Electrons in a current-carrying wire collide with wire atoms. Some of the electrons' energy is transformed into thermal energy of the wire atoms, heating up the wire.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 439.
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