Posted by Brad Paul on September 24, 2002 at 13:22:24:
In Reply to: Watts as area? posted by KKO on September 24, 2002 at 10:49:44:
: Watts = Volts * Amps
: Couldn't this be considered an area equation, where one is the height and the other the width?
: If so, would volts be the height and amps the width, or vice-versa?
Don't make the mistake of stretching analogy's too far.
In a simple area formula one has (length)*(length) here the two
quantities have distinct meaning and are different. One has units Volts
and the other units Amps which combine to give a unit of power. Power
is the rate at which work is done.
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