Voltage, Current, and Resistance
How many physical points must be referenced when speaking of the following electrical quantities?
- • Voltage
- • Current
- • Resistance
In other words, does it make sense to speak of voltage at a single point, or between two points, or between three points, etc.? Does it make sense to speak of current at a single point, between two points, between three points, etc.?
Lightning is a natural, electrical phenomenon. It is caused by the accumulation of a large electrical charge over time resulting from air, dust, and water droplets transporting small electrical charges.
Explain how the terms voltage, current, and resistance relate to the process of lightning. In other words, use these three terms to explain the cycle of charge accumulation and lightning discharge.
Is it possible to have a condition where an electrical voltage exists, but no electric current exists? Conversely, is it possible to have a condition where an electric current exists without an accompanying voltage? Explain your answers, and give practical examples where the stated conditions are indeed possible.
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