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ampere and coulomb?

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:27 pm
by Sue Bin Park 2I
i know the definition of the coulomb has to do with the ampere but when i look for what an ampere is i'm referenced to the same definition involving coulombs...i'm a bit confused lol. could someone summarize the significance of these units and what exactly they measure? thanks!

Re: ampere and coulomb?

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:32 pm
by Adam Kramer 1A
ampere is a measure of current, which is equivalent to a coulomb per second, coulomb is a measure of charge. an ampere is basically a coulomb per unit of time.

Re: ampere and coulomb?

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:45 pm
by Shrayes Raman
The Coloumb is equivalent to the charge in an arbitrary number electrons and Ampere is that charge per second

Re: ampere and coulomb?

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:58 pm
by Jeremy_Guiman2E
Amperes measure electric current (coulombs in a second) whereas coulombs measure electric charge (amp * second). Amperes thus measure how fast the amount of charge is moving.

Re: ampere and coulomb?

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:17 am
by Sofia Barker 2C
Ampere is a measure of current, which is essentially the amount of charge passing over a certain period of time (C/s). Coulombs is simply a unit to quantify the amount of charge.