Using V and R:
P0 = V2/R
A constant voltage is applied across a circuit. If the resistance in the circuit is doubled, what is the effect on the power dissipated by the circuit?
a. The power dissipated is reduced by a factor of 2.
b. The power dissipated is doubled.
c. The power dissipated is reduced by a factor of 4.
d. The power dissipated remains constant.
e. The power dissipated is quadrupled.
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