Up for Review: Understanding Electricity with Hydraulics


Joined Mar 2, 2015
I've never been a fan of these "hydraulics" analogies. IMO they do a poor job of helping to explain how electronic devices behave, and I never found it useful to invoke them when teaching as they seemed to do more to confuse than to enlighten. Electronics is best understood in its own terms.

That said, I didn't find anything egregiously wrong with the article.

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Joined Jun 15, 2015
@OBW0549 It may be helpful to some though, depending on learning styles. I'm very visual, so analogies tend to help me. Also, if they were good enough for Jesus..... ;-)
Think it's clear enough though?