This section is from the book "Applied Science For Metal Workers", by William H. Dooley. Also available from Amazon: Applied Science For Metal Workers.

There is a definite relation between the volts, ohms, and amperes of a circuit of electricity. This relation was first stated by a man named Ohm, and is known as Ohm's Law.

The quantity of electricity in amperes delivered by a circuit is obtained by dividing the electromotive force in volts by the resistance in ohms. This rule may be abbreviated into a formula:

Amperes = Volts / Resistance

I = E / R where I is the quantity of electricity in amperes, E the electromotive force in volts, and R the resistance in ohms. By transformation of the formula

E = RI

R = E / I

Thus, if we know any two of the three units of a circuit, it is possible to find the third.

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