Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 23 - Think and Explain: 77

Answer

Thick wires have less electrical resistance and won't heat up as much when carrying large currents, thereby transmitting electrical energy with less loss.

Work Step by Step

This is stated on page 433.
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