




Summary
 All voltage sources have two fundamental parts: a source of electrical energy that has a characteristic electromotive force (emf), and an internal resistance
r . The emf is the work done per charge to keep the potential difference of a source constant. The emf is equal to the potential difference across the terminals when no current is flowing. The internal resistance
r of a voltage source affects the output voltage when a current flows.
 The voltage output of a device is called its terminal voltage
${V}_{\text{terminal}}$ and is given by
${V}_{\text{terminal}}=\epsilon Ir$ , where
I is the electric current and is positive when flowing away from the positive terminal of the voltage source and
r is the internal resistance.
Conceptual questions
What effect will the internal resistance of a rechargeable battery have on the energy being used to recharge the battery?
Some of the energy being used to recharge the battery will be dissipated as heat by the internal resistance.
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A battery with an internal resistance of
r and an emf of 10.00 V is connected to a load resistor
$R=r$ . As the battery ages, the internal resistance triples. How much is the current through the load resistor reduced?
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Show that the power dissipated by the load resistor is maximum when the resistance of the load resistor is equal to the internal resistance of the battery.
$\begin{array}{}\\ \\ P={I}^{2}R={\left(\frac{\epsilon}{r+R}\right)}^{2}R={\epsilon}^{2}R{\left(r+R\right)}^{\mathrm{2}},\phantom{\rule{0.5em}{0ex}}\frac{dP}{dR}={\epsilon}^{2}\left[{\left(r+R\right)}^{\mathrm{2}}2R{\left(r+R\right)}^{\mathrm{3}}\right]=0,\hfill \\ \left[\frac{\left(r+R\right)2R}{{\left(r+R\right)}^{3}}\right]=0,\phantom{\rule{0.5em}{0ex}}r=R\hfill \end{array}$
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Problems
A car battery with a 12V emf and an internal resistance of
$0.050\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}\text{\Omega}$ is being charged with a current of 60 A. Note that in this process, the battery is being charged. (a) What is the potential difference across its terminals? (b) At what rate is thermal energy being dissipated in the battery? (c) At what rate is electric energy being converted into chemical energy?
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The label on a batterypowered radio recommends the use of rechargeable nickelcadmium cells (nicads), although they have a 1.25V emf, whereas alkaline cells have a 1.58V emf. The radio has a
$3.20\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}\text{\Omega}$ resistance. (a) Draw a circuit diagram of the radio and its batteries. Now, calculate the power delivered to the radio (b) when using nicad cells, each having an internal resistance of
$0.0400\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}\text{\Omega}$ , and (c) when using alkaline cells, each having an internal resistance of
$0.200\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}\text{\Omega}$ . (d) Does this difference seem significant, considering that the radio’s effective resistance is lowered when its volume is turned up?
a.
b. 0.476W; c. 0.691 W; d. As
${R}_{L}$ is lowered, the power difference decreases; therefore, at higher volumes, there is no significant difference.
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An automobile starter motor has an equivalent resistance of
$0.0500\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}\text{\Omega}$ and is supplied by a 12.0V battery with a
$0.0100\text{}\text{\Omega}$ internal resistance. (a) What is the current to the motor? (b) What voltage is applied to it? (c) What power is supplied to the motor? (d) Repeat these calculations for when the battery connections are corroded and add
$0.0900\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}\text{\Omega}$ to the circuit. (Significant problems are caused by even small amounts of unwanted resistance in lowvoltage, highcurrent applications.)
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(a) What is the internal resistance of a voltage source if its terminal potential drops by 2.00 V when the current supplied increases by 5.00 A? (b) Can the emf of the voltage source be found with the information supplied?
a.
$0.400\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}\text{\Omega}$ ; b. No, there is only one independent equation, so only
r can be found.
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A person with body resistance between his hands of
$10.0\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}\text{k}\text{\Omega}$ accidentally grasps the terminals of a 20.0kV power supply. (Do NOT do this!) (a) Draw a circuit diagram to represent the situation. (b) If the internal resistance of the power supply is
$2000\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}\text{\Omega}$ , what is the current through his body? (c) What is the power dissipated in his body? (d) If the power supply is to be made safe by increasing its internal resistance, what should the internal resistance be for the maximum current in this situation to be 1.00 mA or less? (e) Will this modification compromise the effectiveness of the power supply for driving lowresistance devices? Explain your reasoning.
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A 12.0V emf automobile battery has a terminal voltage of 16.0 V when being charged by a current of 10.0 A. (a) What is the battery’s internal resistance? (b) What power is dissipated inside the battery? (c) At what rate (in
$\text{\xb0}\text{C}\text{/}\text{min}$ ) will its temperature increase if its mass is 20.0 kg and it has a specific heat of
$0.300\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}\text{kcal/kg}\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}\xb7\text{\xb0}\text{C}$ , assuming no heat escapes?
a.
$0.400\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}\text{\Omega}$ ; b. 40.0 W; c.
$0.0956\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}\text{\xb0C/min}$
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Questions & Answers
help me out on this question
the permittivity of diamond is 1.46*10^10.( a)what is the dielectric of diamond (b) what its susceptibility
a body is projected vertically upward of 30kmp/h how long will it take to reach a point 0.5km bellow e point of projection
i have to say. who cares. lol. why know that t all
Jeff
is this just a chat app about the openstax book?
kya ye b.sc ka hai agar haa to konsa part
what is charge quantization
it means that the total charge of a body will always be the integral multiples of basic unit charge ( e )
q = ne
n : no of electrons or protons
e : basic unit charge
1e = 1.602×10^19
Riya
is the time quantized ? how ?
Mehmet
What do you meanby the statement,"Is the time quantized"
Mayowa
Can you give an explanation.
Mayowa
there are some comment on the time quantized..
Mehmet
time is integer of the planck time, discrete..
Mehmet
planck time is travel in planck lenght of light..
Mehmet
it's says that charges does not occur in continuous form rather they are integral multiple of the elementary charge of an electron.
Tamoghna
it is just like bohr's theory.
Which was angular momentum of electron is intral multiple of h/2π
Aditya
The properties of a system during a reversible constant pressure nonflow process at P= 1.6bar, changes from constant volume of 0.3m³/kg at 20°C to a volume of 0.55m³/kg at 260°C. its constant pressure process is 3.205KJ/kg°C
Determine: 1. Heat added, Work done, Change in Internal Energy and Change in Enthalpy
U can easily calculate work done by 2.303log(v2/v1)
Abhishek
Amount of heat added through q=ncv^delta t
Abhishek
Change in internal energy through q=Qw
Abhishek
please how do dey get 5/9 in the conversion of Celsius and Fahrenheit
this is the energy dissipated(usually in the form of heat energy) in conductors such as wires and coils due to the flow of current against the resistance of the material used in winding the coil.
Henry
it is the work done in moving a charge to a point from infinity against electric field
what is the weight of the earth in space
As w=mg where m is mass and g is gravitational force... Now if we consider the earth is in gravitational pull of sun we have to use the value of "g" of sun, so we can find the weight of eaeth in sun with reference to sun...
Prince
g is not gravitacional forcé, is acceleration of gravity of earth and is assumed constante. the "sun g" can not be constant and you should use Newton gravity forcé. by the way its not the "weight" the physical quantity that matters, is the mass
Jorge
Yeah got it... Earth and moon have specific value of g... But in case of sun ☀ it is just a huge sphere of gas...
Prince
Thats why it can't have a constant value of g
....
Prince
not true. you must know Newton gravity Law . even a cloud of gas it has mass thats al matters. and the distsnce from the center of mass of the cloud and the center of the mass of the earth
Jorge
please why is the first law of thermodynamics greater than the second
every law is important, but first law is conservation of energy, this state is the basic in physics, in this case first law is more important than other laws..
Mehmet
First Law describes o energy is changed from one form to another but not destroyed, but that second Law talk about entropy of a system increasing gradually
Mayowa
first law describes not destroyer energy to changed the form, but second law describes the fluid drection that is entropy. in this case first law is more basic accorging to me...
Mehmet
define electric image.obtain expression for electric intensity at any point on earthed conducting infinite plane due to a point charge Q placed at a distance D from it.
explain the lack of symmetry in the field of the parallel capacitor
pls. explain the lack of symmetry in the field of the parallel capacitor
Phoebe
does your app come with video lessons?
Source:
OpenStax, University physics volume 2. OpenStax CNX. Oct 06, 2016 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col12074/1.3
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