Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 23 - Think and Explain: 69

Answer

No, just as much current enters as leaves. No, just as much current enters as leaves.

Work Step by Step

Current flows through the battery, and charge does not accumulate within it. The amount of charge entering equals the amount of charge leaving, i.e., just as much current enters as leaves. The same comments may be made about the wire filament of a lightbulb.
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