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Electricity as a Fluid

Electricity as a Fluid

Created by David P. Stern, this is a short non-mathematical description of the analogy between fluid flow in pipes and electricity flow in circuits, comparing batteries to pumps, current to flow rate (liters-per-second) and voltage to pressure. At the end the electric field is introduced as the 3-dimensional distribution of voltage in space. The lesson describes ideas such as Ohm's law, electric fields, and other similar concepts in physics. This is a nice introduction for those just beginning to study different elements of this field.


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