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# What is the standard unit of electrical conduction?

Question #721. Asked by sprout. (Apr 06 00 12:26 AM)

Astrix

I'm not exactly sure which unit you are looking for. Ampere (amp) is defined as the unit of electric current - how many electrons travel past a given point in one second. Coulomb is the unit of charge (speed) of these electrons. Volt is the unit of measurement for the amount of energy it takes to get the electrons moving. I think though, if you are looking for one unit of measurement, it is probably the watt, which is a measurement of electric energy and is calculated by taking the number of volts times the number of amps. Hope this helps. :-)

 Apr 06 00, 1:45 AM
Thiv

The measure of how well a substance will permit current flow is known as Conductance. Because conductance is functionally opposite to resistance, it is the reciprocal of resistance and is therfore equal to the numeral one divided by the value of resistance, as expressed by the formula I/R. Thus, if a particular resistance is 1000 ohms the conductance is one-onethousanth or 0.001. Because conductance is the opposite of resistance, the unit for conductance is expressed as the word ohm spelled backwards which is MHO. The conductance of the example is 0.001 Mho. A fractional measurement of mho is the micromho. This is one-millionth of a mho. The symbol for mho is or conductance is G.

 Apr 07 00, 4:34 AM
zbeckabee

The siemens (symbolized S) is the Standard International (SI) unit of electrical conductance. The archaic term for this unit is the mho (ohm spelled backwards). Siemens are also used, when multiplied by imaginary numbers, to denote susceptance in alternating current (AC) and radio frequency (RF) applications.

http://searchcio-midmarket.techtarget.com/sDefinition/0,,sid183_gci531542,00.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_conductance

 Jan 14 08, 12:02 PM

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