## Kainui 4 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?

The 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.