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# Problem: A standard 100 W (120 V) lightbulb contains a 9.40 cm-long tungsten filament. The high-temperature resistivity of tungsten is 9.0 × 10-7Om. What is the diameter of the filament?

###### FREE Expert Solution

The rate of heat developed across the light bulb is given by:

$\overline{){\mathbf{P}}{\mathbf{=}}\frac{{\mathbf{V}}^{\mathbf{2}}}{\mathbf{R}}}$,

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###### Problem Details

A standard 100 W (120 V) lightbulb contains a 9.40 cm-long tungsten filament. The high-temperature resistivity of tungsten is 9.0 × 10-7Om. What is the diameter of the filament?