thermal effects of electric current

when a current passes through a resistor its temperature increases is it an adiabatic process

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Lokesh Verma ·

It all depends on the system.

If you think that there is no heat radiation from the wire(perfectly insulated wire), it will be an adiabatic process.
But if u are considering heat radiation (which is practically the case for a non insulated wire) then it will not be an adiabatic process.

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