What is Electricity?! Electricity is all around us, we use it in different forms throughout our day to day activities. The LED light above my head right now is converting electrical energy to light energy and heat energy. So how do we explain this phenomenon called electricity which is something we use every day but something we rarely see.
Electricity is nothing but the movement of electrons. Now to explain electricity, we need to talk about electrons, so what is an Electron? An electron is a charged particle which has a certain amount of Energy. Anything with Energy can be used to do work. While typing this blog I have a certain amount of energy because of the food I ate for Dinner, and that energy I am harnessing to do work (Writing this blog). In the same way, all the appliances around us use the movement of electrons (Energy of electrons) to get their work done. A light bulb, a fan, TV are all harnessing these movements of electrons.
In this blog, we will be covering 5 basic units in Electricity ie.Voltage, Current, Resistance, Power and Energy.
To explain Voltage, Current and Resistance we will be using water tank analogy.
Consider a Water Tank on top of your house, the bottom of this tank has a hose.
The water in the tank can be compared to a charge.