Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 23 - Think and Explain: 78

Answer

Most of the energy dissipates in the filament.

Work Step by Step

The thick connecting wires have less electrical resistance and won't heat up as much as the thin, high-resistance filament when carrying the same currents.
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