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In metallic conductors and also resistors, the current flowing through it isproportional to the applied voltage across it, and for a resistor which is kept constant, doubling the voltage doubles the current and so on.

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  • Is current used up in a resistor or voltage used up?

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  • Is current the same before and after resistance?

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  • What is the work of a resistor?

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