|Nov24-12, 11:20 PM||#1|
Beginner question about voltage
I've always understood voltage as the difference between two plates. The more i think about it, the more i disagree with it. Wouldn't the voltage induced by a magnet in a generator be, well, voltage? There isn't a difference between two plates, its just the magnetic field interacting with the electric fields of the electrons which moves them, which causes a chain reaction right? So if this is correct, could you get an instance of current through a wire if you just touched it to the negative (most electrons) terminal of a battery because the electrons are trying to push away from each other so they would spread out across the newly attached wire to equalize the distance between each other?
|Nov25-12, 12:26 AM||#2|
Your musings are not far off.
Break down the term EMF
Electro = ?
Motive = ?
Force = ?
then back to your physics book... or google.
|Nov25-12, 12:31 AM||#3|
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