The diagram above shows a potentiometer connected to a battery of fixed voltage and a light bulb. The potentiometer has three leads. Two leads connect to the ends of a long, curved resistor; and the third lead connects to a rotating central wire that can intersect the curved resistor at various angles.
Where the central wire meets the curved resistor represents a junction in the circuit.
Which of the following statements below best describes what will happen to the light bulb as the angle of the central wire increases?