# Re: Units of electricity

Original poster: Mddeming@xxxxxxx
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In a message dated 8/24/06 1:32:22 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, tesla@xxxxxxxxxx writes:
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At 08:59 AM 8/23/2006, you wrote:
>Original poster: Jared E Dwarshuis <jdwarshui@xxxxxxxxx>
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>The mechanical units of electricity:
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>I have often pondered why there are so many close analogies between
>the mechanical world and the electrical world. Certainly it is true
>that force was pivotal in defining electricity, but there is an
>overall pattern that emerges in the intrinsic properties.
>
>We start by playing a simple algebra game with the fundamental unit of
>charge "q"
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>We multiply meters by both the numerator and denominator and write:
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>q = m ( As/m )
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>I = m/s ( As/m )
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>d(I)/dt = m/(ss) ( As/m )
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>Whenever we encounter a unit of electricity and see Amp's. We must
>group it to satisfy:
>  ( As/m)     Also known as: (Coulombs per meter)
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>Thus Voltage with the units of: kg mm 1/sss 1/A gets written as: kg m/
>ss   (m/As)
>  Or simply:
>
>Voltage = Force (m/As)
>E = kg/ss (m/As)
>Resistance = kg/s (m/As)sqrd
>Capacitance = ss/kg (As/m)sqrd
>Permittivity = ss/ m kg (As/m)sqrd
>Magnetic flux = kg m/s (m/As)
>B = kg/ms (m/As)
>L = kg (m/As)sqrd
>Permeability = kg/m (m/As)sqrd
>
>Force = Mass x Acceleration  and Voltage = L dI/dt  are now equivalent
>Force = kx and q = CV are now equivalent
>Newton's second law and Lenz law are now equivalent
>The expressions for impedance are now equivalent to the mechanical
>world.
>u e = density/force = ss/mm
>Esqrd e = Bsqrd /u = density times velocity squared = pressure
>(incompressible fluid flow)
>
>I hope this will aid people in conceptually understanding electricity
>a little bit better.
>
>Sincerely Jared Dwarshuis
>August 23, 2006
>

Hi All,

I think the following Haiku says it all:

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Sigh, and then move on.

Matt D.

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