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ERIC Number: EJ774422
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Voltage versus Current, or the Problem of the Chicken and the Egg
Silva, Antonio Alberto; Soares, Rolando
Physics Education, v42 n5 p508-515 Sep 2007
In an electric circuit, is it the current that causes the voltage, or the inverse? This is a false dilemma, as shown by an introductory and qualitative approach to a circuit as a system. (Contains 9 figures and 7 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Portugal