# Intensity and amplitude

1. Mar 10, 2015

### teodorakis

2. Mar 11, 2015

### Pierce610

If you have a sinusoid as voltage and R, so the phase between Voltage and current is zero.
Then also I is sinusoidal.
The power P = V x I = V sin t x I sin t = VI sin^2 t.

3. Mar 11, 2015

### blue_leaf77

The energy of a physical system always accounts for the total energy, that is the sum of (total) kinetic energy and (total) potential energy. Kinetic energy is proportional to square of velocity. For a system that can be modelled as a vibrating spring (which is perhaps true for all sinusoidal dynamic system), the potential energy is proportional to square of displacement. That's the total energy must be proportional to square of its amplitude.

4. Mar 11, 2015

### blue_leaf77

I guess you are the type of "yellow card" collector Adam. I'm not sure if there is a maximum limit of the number collected.