# Relationship between current voltage and resistance in ohm law

### GCSE Science/Current, voltage resistance and Ohm's law - Wikibooks, open books for an open world

The equation below shows the relationship between resistance, voltage and what happens to the current and voltage when a resistor follows Ohm's Law. Electronics Tutorial about the Relationship between Voltage Current and Resistance in an Electrical Circuit and their relationship using Ohms Law. Ohm's Law deals with the relationship between voltage and current in an ideal conductor. The constant of proportionality is called the "resistance", R. Ohm's.

They can be pushed slowly or they can be pushed quickly. The faster they go, the more energy they have.

It's a similar situation for the electrons, except the push isn't provided by a finger! It's provided by the battery. The battery gives the charges energy. This energy is given up to the various components in the circuit, e. The energy per unit charge is called the voltage or the potential difference.

Definition of the volt[ edit ] One volt means one joule of energy per coulomb of charge. More accurately it has 2 definitions: Electromotive Force is the amount of energy converted from non-electrical to electrical form when driving 1 coulomb of charge around a completed and closed circuit. Potential Difference is the amount of energy converted from electrical to non-electrical form when driving 1 coulomb of charge around a completed and closed circuit.

The potential difference between 2 points in a conductor is defined as 1 volt, if 1 Joule of energy is converted from electrical form to non-electrical form, when 1 coulomb of charge per second 1 amp flows through it. This will only occur between 2 points in a conductor, that has a resistance, defined as 1 ohm.

## Ohm's Law: Definition & Relationship Between Voltage, Current & Resistance

It's just how difficult it is for the charges to flow through an electrical component or from one point to another in an electrical circuit. Imagine a group of walkers travelling down a road. They approach a fork in the road. To the left is a flat straight road leading to a nearby town. To the right is a huge mountain, over which a steep and winding road traverses. This road also leads to the nearby town.

Naturally all the walkers chose the left route. Let's now suppose that there are millions of walkers. They are jam packed on the road, and they are all in a hurry to get to the town as quickly as possible. Now when they come to the fork in the road which way should they go? Most will still go to the left, but a few might chose to go to the right, the road is more difficult but there is no traffic jam, so they might get there quicker.

It's a similar thing with moving charges. Like charges repel, so they would rather not pack in very closely together. Some routes, like wires have very low resistance, while other routes like bulbs have much higher resistance.

More charges will go down a low resistance route than a high resistance one. Ohm's Law[ edit ] This law relates resistance, current, and voltage. It's very easy to remember because it's obvious when you think about it. This oscilloscope is used to visualize what is happening with the charge in a system. All materials are made up from atoms, each atom consist of protons, neutrons and electrons. These three are together in the atom.

But, if we separate them from each other they want to reform to exert a potential of attraction called a potential difference. When we build a closed circuit, these electrons move and drift back to the protons because of their attraction to create a flow of electrons, this is called electric current. The electrons do not flow freely due to the restriction of flow of electrons, this is called as resistance.

Then all basic circuits comprise of three separate quantities, namely voltage, current and resistance. Electrical Charge Electricity is the movement of electrons, it creates charge which we can connect to do the work, your light, phone, stereo, etc.

## Ohm’s Law - How Voltage, Current, and Resistance Relate

These all are operated using the basic power source that is, the movement of electrons. Current is the flow of electrons Resistance is defined as, it is the tendency of a material to restrict the flow of current.

So, when we discuss about these values, the behavior of electrons in a closed loop circuit allows charge to move from one place to another. He described a unit of resistance which is defined by voltage and current. The difference between voltage and current and resistance is discussed below. In this equation, voltage is equal to the current and that is multiplied by resistance.

Basic Circuit Diagram of V, I and R In the above circuit, when the voltage and resistance values are given, then we can calculate the amount of current.

### Relationship and Difference Between Voltage, Current and Resistance

The amp after the Frenchman Andre M. The mathematical symbol for each quantity is meaningful as well. Most direct-current DC measurements, however, being stable over time, will be symbolized with capital letters. Coulomb and Electric Charge One foundational unit of electrical measurement, often taught in the beginnings of electronics courses but used infrequently afterwards, is the unit of the coulomb, which is a measure of electric charge proportional to the number of electrons in an imbalanced state.

One coulomb of charge is equal to 6,,, electrons. Cast in these terms, current is the rate of electric charge motion through a conductor. As stated before, voltage is the measure of potential energy per unit charge available to motivate electrons from one point to another.

Defined in these scientific terms, 1 volt is equal to 1 joule of electric potential energy per divided by 1 coulomb of charge. Thus, a 9 volt battery releases 9 joules of energy for every coulomb of electrons moved through a circuit. These units and symbols for electrical quantities will become very important to know as we begin to explore the relationships between them in circuits.

Ohm expressed his discovery in the form of a simple equation, describing how voltage, current, and resistance interrelate: