# Re: some of the reason why energy and power definitions are confusing

```Original poster: Chris Roberts <quezacotl_14000000000000-at-yahoo-dot-com>

Hi there,

Okay, I hate to delve even deeper into this, but volts and amperes and
coulombs are all arbatrary units used to describe something. You could
assign an ampere as coulomb/minutes, and it would describe the same thing,
but would just be 1/60th the current of our standard ampere. You could also
assign a coulomb as the number of electrons moving through a conductor at
one amp for one minute, although the actual number of electrons would be 60
times greater. Sooo... what point do I have about tesla coils? Hang on,
almost there... We have at least came to a standard unit of measuring a
certain amount of electrons (coulombs) moving through a conductor in a
certain amount of time (seconds, and thus, amperes) at a certain electric
potential (volts) which works out to be a measurement of power (watts). All
of this amounts to having a standard unit to give a comparison to in order
to explain observed events. (the breaker tripping or the wires in the h!
ouse melting) Now, when you are running your coil, and the breaker doesn't
trip, you know that you are running some current at a standard voltage, and
that current doesn't amount to the current limit dictated by the breaker.
So you talk about that current in a unit everybody else will understand,
and since you can say the same about wattage, you then reach an equal
ground (watts) which is easy to measure and explain for comparing coil
efficency.
(Now, current does rely on time, which is relative to the velocity of the
body moving through the 4 dimensions so we may have to factor the
relativistic equations into john freau's equation. Now if the earth is
rotating at 463m/s at the equator (you may have to factor in latitude) and
revolving the sun at 29,847m/s and the sun is moving throuought the galaxy
at 217,215m/s we get a total of 247,525m/s (Now, this is assuming you are
rotating with the earth at the fastest point of rotation and the same goes
for the orbit of the earth while traveling with the sun) Now, we apply the
relativistic equation of time dilation: T = t0 / sqrroot(1-v^2/c^2) Where:
T = time interval on clock in relative motion
t0 = time interval on clock at rest (One second, in this case)
v = speed of relative motion
c = speed of light (3 * 10^8m/s)
So for every second someone at the galatic center runs their coil, we run
it .00000034 seconds longer! So make sure you factor that into your
effeciency of your coil when you are talking to somebody "out there"!) =P

-Chris

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