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The word "insight" is a bit like 'motherhood' and no one likes to question it but what are we actually after?Why don't you share what you feel sufficient answer? In your first post you state that a voltage is a J/C, which is true, but doesn't really provide insight as to what a volt is in physical terms. After all, a Joule and a Coulomb are just units of length mass time and charge.

Granted I cant answer my own question with great accuracy as I am not an electrical engineer or a physicist who's studied electricity. So how would you describe a volt in terms of physical phenomena?

My "sufficient answer" to the whole problem is to use the Definition (V=J/C). This is not a cop out; it

I am just acknowledging that the feeling that people 'need' before they allow themselves to 'understand' things is very little more than

Humans have spent hundreds of years in developing a mathematical system to describe / analyse / predict natural phenomena so why not be prepared to use it? The mathematical descriptions used in Physics are every bit as 'real' as the dodgy analogies that people seem to hang all their hopes on. In my view, it is pointless and fruitless to ask for a '

I have frequently made the point that many of the posts on these forums (some of mine included, of course) merely serve to confuse the uninitiated. The 'worst' ones are of the rambling, speculative kind which use none of the accepted ideas or the mathematical approach. Unless someone challenges them, they appear just as attractive as the more accepted views and can seriously damage someone's potential learning process.

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