College Physics (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32160-183-1
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Chapter 18 - Basic Electric Circuits - Learning Path Questions and Exercises - Multiple Choice Questions - Page 650: 13


(b) it is equal to 2.5 mJ.

Work Step by Step

By conservation of energy the energy lost by the capacitor must be equal to that dissipated by the resistor. Thus total heat generated by the resistor will be 2.5mJ.
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