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Power in Electric Circuits. Power is the rate of doing work. Or, put another way, ‘power is the rate of transforming energy from one type into another. Power= =f in units this is: ioules__which we call watts (W). seconds Time ie ‘When current flows in a resistor, energy is transformed into heat. The power dissipated in the resistor is the rate at which this heat is produced. An Experiment to Measure Power mul oo (A) POWER SUPPLY (V) —— NQQQD In this experiment you set the voltage and click on the switch to close it The amount of energy dissipated by the resistor is recorded. You can stop the experiment by clicking on the switch to open it. Continue