20. (a) Since the material is the same, the resistivity ρ is the same, which implies (by Eq. 26-11) that the electric fields (in the various rods) are directly proportional to their current-densities. Thus, J 1 : J 2 : J 3 are in the ratio 2.5/4/1.5 (see Fig. 26-24). Now the currents in the rods must be the same (they are “in series”) so
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2011 for the course PHYSICS 17029 taught by Professor Rebello,nobels during the Spring '10 term at Kansas State University.