I’ve been studying electricity lately and it has been quite hard to understand the terminology, and picturing it in my mind. After struggling to understand what each property of electric currents meant, I found an analogy that related electric current to water flow. I am not sure if this analogy is 100% accurate, but it sure has helped me understand the complex (at least for young, starter scientist like me) topic of electricity. This far I have managed to relate in the analogy that:
Current (Amps)(A)-------Flow rate (Volume/Time)
Resistance (Ohms)(Ω)----pipe size (Inches)
Voltage (Volts)(V)------Water pressure (psi)
But I am still missing properties like charge. What properties am I missing? How could it be related to water flow? If it can’t be related, can you please give me a short definition and explanation to better grasp the concept? Please include units in both sides of the analogy. Also, please keep the answer short and simple for us, the inexpert scientist (including me) that struggle to grasp the concept.
Thanks a bunch for your expert help
It is kind of discussed in these articles:
But I couldn’t find (or understand) the answer provided in them.