When a flashlight is operated, what is being used up: battery current, battery voltage, battery energy, battery power, or battery resistance? Explain.
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The energy of the battery gets used up, since work has to be done to push the charges in the circuit to generate a current. When charges leave the battery terminal, they have a high potential energy. As they move through the flashlight bulb, they lose potential energy. The battery uses chemical reaction to restore the potential energy of the charges, by lowering the battery’s chemical potential energy. When a battery is used up, it can not give potential energy to charges.
Textbook: Physics: Principles with Applications
Author: Douglas C. Giancoli
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