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Unformatted text preview: V = 15 A 0.04 Ohms = 0.6 volts The product of the current and the electrical resistance results in a voltage drop of 0.6 volts across each wire. Of course, in my drawing the length of the extension cord could easily be assumed to be 25 feet. Since the problem didnt mention the length of the cord, I took liberties with my 15 amps (current) 16gauge (extension cord) 0.04 Ohms (electrical resistance) 0.6 volts (voltage drop) diagram for artistic effect, but I wonder: if the greater the length of the wires would the voltage drop be greater, due to increased resistance? I think, yes....
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2010 for the course PHYS 140 taught by Professor Stoddard during the Spring '09 term at University of MissouriKansas City .
 Spring '09
 STODDARD
 pH, Current, Resistance, Work

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