 23.12RQ: How does wetness affect the resistance of your body?
 23.13E: Your friend says that, when jumpstarting a dead battery, you shoul...
 23.13RQ: What is the function of the round third prong in a modern household...
 23.14E: An electron moving in a wire collides repeatedly with atoms and tra...
 23.15E: Why is the current in an incandescent bulb greater immediately afte...
 23.14RQ: Does a battery produce dc or ac? Does the generator at a power stat...
 23.15RQ: What does it mean to say that a certain current is 60 Hz?
 23.16E: Only a small percentage of the electric energy fed into a common li...
 23.16RQ: What property of a diode enables it to convert ac to pulsed dc?
 23.17E: Why are all compact fluorescent lamps more efficient than incandesc...
 23.17RQ: A diode converts ac to pulsed dc. What electrical device smoothes t...
 23.18E: A simple lie detector consists of an electric circuit, often from o...
 23.18RQ: What is the error in saying that electrons in a common batterydriv...
 23.19E: Why are thick wires rather than thin wires usually used to carry la...
 23.19RQ: Why does a wire that carries electric current become hot?
 23.20E: Why does the filament of a lightbulb glow while the connecting wire...
 23.20RQ: What is meant by drift velocity?
 23.21E: It is commonly said that a certain resistor draws a certain current...
 23.21RQ: A tipped domino sends a pulse along a row of standing dominoes. Is ...
 23.1E: What two things can be done to increase the amount of flow in a wat...
 23.1P: What is the effect on the current in a wire if both the voltage acr...
 23.1PC: Calculate the current in a toaster that has a heating element of 15...
 23.1R: Rank the circuits illustrated according to the brightness of the id...
 23.1RQ: What condition is necessary for the flow of heat? What analogous co...
 23.2E: Consider a water pipe that branches into two smaller pipes. If the ...
 23.2P: The wattage marked on a lightbulb is not an inherent property of th...
 23.2PC: Calculate the current that moves through your fingers (resistance 1...
 23.2R: The bulbs shown are identical. An ammeter is placed in different lo...
 23.2RQ: What condition is necessary for the sustained flow of water in a pi...
 23.3E: Consider a circuit with a main wire that branches into two other wi...
 23.3P: Rearrange the equation current = voltage/resistance to express resi...
 23.3PC: Calculate the current in the 240? filament of a bulb connected to ...
 23.3R: All bulbs are identical in the circuits shown. An ammeter is connec...
 23.3RQ: Why are electrons, rather than protons, the principal charge carrie...
 23.4E: One example of a water system is a garden hose that waters a garden...
 23.4P: Using the formula power = current × voltage, find the current drawn...
 23.4PC: Calculate the power of a device that carries 0.5 A when impressed w...
 23.4R: All bulbs are identical in the following circuits. A voltmeter is c...
 23.4RQ: What exactly is an ampere?
 23.5E: What happens to the brightness of light emitted by a lightbulb when...
 23.5P: The total charge that an automobile battery can supply without bein...
 23.5PC: Calculate the power of a hair dryer that operates on 120 V and draw...
 23.5R: Consider the three parts of the circuit: A, the top branch with two...
 23.5RQ: Name two kinds of practical “electric pumps.”
 23.6E: Your friend says that a battery supplies the electrons in an electr...
 23.6PC: Given that the power consumed by a device is 1200 W operating on a ...
 23.6P: Show that operating a 100W lamp continuously for 1 week when the p...
 23.6RQ: How much energy is supplied to each coulomb of charge that flows th...
 23.7E: Is a currentcarrying wire electrically charged because of the elec...
 23.7RQ: Does charge flow through a circuit or into a circuit? Does voltage ...
 23.7P: A 4W nightlight is plugged into a 120V circuit and operates cont...
 23.8E: Your tutor tells you that an ampere and a volt really measure the s...
 23.8P: An electric iron connected to a 110V source draws 9 A of current. ...
 23.8RQ: Will water flow more easily through a wide pipe or a narrow pipe? W...
 23.9E: In which of the circuits shown does a current exist to light the bulb?
 23.9P: Show in the previous problem that 540 C of charge flow through the ...
 23.9RQ: Does heating a metal wire increase or decrease its electrical resis...
 23.10E: Does more current flow out of a battery than into it? Does more cur...
 23.10P: In periods of peak demand, power companies lower their voltage. Thi...
 23.10RQ: If the voltage impressed across a circuit is held constant while th...
 23.11E: Something gets “used up” in a battery that eventually dies and goes...
 23.11RQ: If the resistance of a circuit remains constant while the voltage a...
 23.12E: Suppose you leave your car lights on while at a movie. When you ret...
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