Homework help required: Power dissiapted in a load connected to a battery

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Biiigel

Joined Aug 19, 2020
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Hi, can someone explain to me what's the relationship between the battery terminals and the load resistance?
and,
Suppose that a load resistor is connected across the terminals of a real battery. What happened to the power dissipated in the load resistor?

thank you in advance!
 
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crutschow

Joined Mar 14, 2008
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What are the things that electrical power can do?
That list should include what the resistor does with the power.
 
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wayneh

Joined Sep 9, 2010
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Hi, can someone explain to me what's the relationship between the battery terminals and the load resistance?
and,
Suppose that a load resistor is connected across the terminals of a real battery. What happened to the power dissipated in the load resistor?

thank you in advance!
Are you familiar with the concept of "conservation of energy"? The experiment you describe converts energy in one form into another form. It doesn't create or destroy energy, only converts it. So where does the energy come from and where does it go?
 

RBR1317

Joined Nov 13, 2010
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What happened to the power dissipated in the load resistor?
dissipate: 1 to break up and scatter; dispel; disperse 2 to drive completely away; make disappear 3 to waste or squander --SYN. scatter

So it would seem that the dissipated power is gone. The energy taken from the battery is lost. But wasn't power also dissipated when charging the battery? Does it seem that no matter what you do, it is a process of dissipating power? What happens when all the power in the universe has been finally dissipated?

Is that a question for a scientist? an engineer? a philosopher? or a priest?
 
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