Will current flow more easily through a thick wire or a thin wire of the same material, when connected to the same source? Why?

Asked by Vishal kumar | 1 year ago |  174

1 Answer

Solution :-

Resistance is given by the equation,

R = ρ l/A

where,

ρ is the resistivity of the material of the wire,

l is the length of the wire

A is the area of the cross-section of the wire.

From the equation, it is evident that the area of the cross-section of wire is inversely proportional to the resistance. Therefore, thinner the wire, more the resistance and vice versa. Hence, current flows more easily through a thick wire than a thin wire.

Answered by Shivani Kumari | 1 year ago

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