Mastering Physics Solutions: C Exercise 17.18

C Exercise 17.18

Part A = the copper wire

Solution Below:

Part A

Two wires are identical except that one is aluminum and the other is copper. Which one’s resistance will increase more rapidly as they are heated?

  • both would increase at the same rate
  • the copper wire
  • the aluminum wire
  • you can’t tell

Copper has a lower thermal resistance than aluminum.

the copper wire

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