While revising on A.C, I came across the graph of V and I across a resistor plotted against time on the same axis. The book is Serway's College Physics 7th edition. Both curves are sinosoidal and are in phase which I understand, but why does the curve of I is always at a higher amplitude than V? As I know, V = IR, wouldn't the voltage curve have a higher amplitude, that is the peak value of voltage would correspond to a lower peak current for a given resistor? Why in this case is it the other way round?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Thanks for any inputs.

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# Graph of V and I against time in AC

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