Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 25 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 24

Answer

Transmitting a certain amount of power using a high voltage enables one to use less current. Less current in the transmission lines means less heating of the wires. Less heating means the transmission process is more efficient.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 479.
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