1.2 A VOLTAGE SOURCE WITH A RESISTANCE CONNECTED AT ITS TERMINALS

A piece of conducting substance is now connected to a steady voltage source with a steady-state static charge distribution at its terminals as shown in Fig. 1.1-3. The resulting system is shown in Fig. 1.2-1.

 

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Fig. 1.2-1 Steady-state with a Resistance Connected Across a DC Voltage Source

1.2.1 Steady-State Charge Distribution in the System

There was an electrostatic field due to the terminal charge distribution of the source in the space that is now occupied by the conducting substance. This field can change only if the terminal charge distributions change. Charges have to ...

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