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Problem: A. How much voltage does the light bulb uses up? How do you measure this value?B. What is the change in the potential energy of a single electron as it moves through the light bulb?C. Is this a gain or loss of potential energy?D. Where in the light bulb do you think this gain or loss occurs? Explain your reasoning.

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A. How much voltage does the light bulb uses up? How do you measure this value?

B. What is the change in the potential energy of a single electron as it moves through the light bulb?

C. Is this a gain or loss of potential energy?

D. Where in the light bulb do you think this gain or loss occurs? Explain your reasoning.

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