# battery

#### nikhilthunderlion

Joined Oct 1, 2007
23
if both the terminal of the battery are shorted (by an ideal conductor)then ,both the terminal of the battery will be at same potential .if this is the case then the current should not flowthruogh the conductor.is this possible

#### recca02

Joined Apr 2, 2007
1,212
if both the terminal of the battery are shorted (by an ideal conductor)then ,both the terminal of the battery will be at same potential .if this is the case then the current should not flowthruogh the conductor.is this possible
you might want to learn about superconductivity in that case.
another way of looking at that will be
there will be infinite current through the wire since it offers no resistance for a drop
in potential.

#### eeboy

Joined Sep 27, 2007
90
No it's not possible...

Think of the battery as a voltage source in series with a resistor.

#### thingmaker3

Joined May 16, 2005
5,083
This argument is like saying no current will flow across a random point in a conductor. As the distance approaches zero, the resistance and voltage drop approach zero... but Kirchoff's current law still applies!!

This "ideal" universe I keep hearing about seems to be a really silly place.