A community for students.
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
Kainui
 5 years ago
What does the unit for electric current mean? It's Newtons per Coulomb, and I don't understand what that means. For example, velocity is meters per second, it tells me how far something travels in a second. An electric field is a measure of how much force per charge? I don't grasp the meaning of that in the same way, anyone able to explain it simply?
Kainui
 5 years ago
What does the unit for electric current mean? It's Newtons per Coulomb, and I don't understand what that means. For example, velocity is meters per second, it tells me how far something travels in a second. An electric field is a measure of how much force per charge? I don't grasp the meaning of that in the same way, anyone able to explain it simply?

This Question is Closed

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The unit for electric current is the ampere, which is \(C \over s\). The units \(N \over C\) is the units of electric field. This further simplifies to \(V \over m\). This means that the force between two point charges divided by the charge of these point masses gives us the strength of the electric field.
Ask your own question
Sign UpFind more explanations on OpenStudy
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.