Voltage and Current

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by Unregistered, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. Unregistered

    Thread Starter Guest

    At the end of paragraph 14 I quote:"Interestingly enough, the analogy of a mass potentially "dropping" from one height to another is such an apt model that voltage between two points is sometimes called a voltage drop. "

    I think to someone who does not already have a basic understanding of voltage this could be very confusing. For example, a falling mass will have more potential energy gained from a greater height because of the acceleration over a greater distance but the voltage drop that you refer to is actually a decrease in potential energy over a greater distance because of the cumulative resistance to flow over the greater distance.

    Maybe you should just leave this reference out.

    Tom O'Keefe