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When an electric heater is switched on, the current flowing through it  is plotted against time  Taking into account the variation of resistance with temperature, which of the following best represents the resulting curve

a)b)c)d)


Question ID - 150968 | Toppr Answer

When an electric heater is switched on, the current flowing through it  is plotted against time  Taking into account the variation of resistance with temperature, which of the following best represents the resulting curve

a)b)c)d)

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Answer Key : (b) -

(b)

The filament of the heater reaches its steady resistance when the heater reaches its steady temperature, which is much higher than the room temperature. The resistance at room temperature is thus much lower than the resistance at its steady state. When the heater is switched on, it draws a larger current than its steady state current. As the filament heats up, its resistance increases and current falls to steady state value



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