Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by Voltboy, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. Voltboy

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Jan 10, 2007
    It's not really a homework. I just didn't know where to post it.
    If W=V*A (or E*I)
    and 1A is the amount of electric charge per second.
    Lets say you got 1V and 1A. Would it dissipate 1W per second?
  2. thingmaker3

    Retired Moderator

    May 16, 2005
    Watts the problem?:D:eek::D

    Watts are already a rate. It is a measure of the rate at which energy is converted. A Watt is one Joule per second.

    If, for example, energy is converted at a rate of 100 Watts for 30 seconds, the energy used is 3000 Watt-seconds, or 3000 Joules.