Why does the cord of an electric heater not glow while the heating element does

Why does the cord of an electric heater not glow while the heating element does ?

Ans:
The cord of an electric heater is made of thick copper wire and has much lower resistance than the heating element. For the same current (I) flowing through the cord and the element, heat produced in the element is much more than that produced in the cord. As a result, the element becomes very hot and glows whereas the cord does not becomes hot and as such does not glow.

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