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# What are Current, voltage, and resistor?

##### 06/08/2021
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0% Complete ## Voltage:

We define voltage as the amount of potential energy between two points on a circuit. One point has more charge than another. This difference in charge between the two points is called voltage. It is measured in volts. ## Current:

Current is the rate at which charge is flowing.

Let’s say now that we have two tanks, each with a hose coming from the bottom. Each tank has the exact same amount of water, but the hose on one tank is narrower than the hose on the other. We measure the same amount of pressure at the end of either hose, but when the water begins to flow, the flow rate of the water in the tank with the narrower hose will be less than the flow rate of the water in the tank with the wider hose. In electrical terms, the current through the narrower hose is less than the current through the wider hose. If we want the flow to be the same through both hoses, we have to increase the amount of water (charge) in the tank with the narrower hose

## Resistor:

A resistor is an electrical component that limits or regulates the flow of electrical current in an electronic circuit.

Resistor is a two-terminal device. 