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What is electricity? | get full in-depth  details about electricity

What is electricity? | get full in-depth details about electricity

What is electricity?

Did you know that Thomas Edison invented the first long-life light bulb? 

Simply put, electricity is the flow of electricity that powers technology, such as the lighting in your home, the computer you work on, or the smallest gadgets you use in your daily life.

That's not all, of course. did you know all about electricity? what is it exactly?

Digging deeper into the complex science of electricity raises more questions for us ordinary people. Scientists also don't have a definitive answer for us.

Isn't that why things like electricity are fun to explore and try to understand?

This is for you! read and excite yourself.

1. How is electricity used?

Electricity is produced when charged particles are present or flowing. The negatively charged particles that exist in everything are called electrons. 

When these electrons flow freely in metals, it means they are good conductors of electricity.

Now, when the batteries push them to move a complete circuit, it is called current. This powers most of our stuff, like the tools you are reading right now. 

Static electricity, on the other hand, is the accumulation of electrons in some form of material (also called insulators) that does not generate electricity. For example, a sweater and a balloon are two different things made up of different insulation.

As they begin to rub together, the electrons begin to move and accumulate in the insulation, in this case the balloon. Then, when you touch the balloon, an electric charge is transferred to you, which is transferred to the ground, giving you a slight electric shock.

It might get a little confusing, but if you pass electricity through it, it travels in a closed circuit. Turning the switch closes the circuit, and turning the switch opens the circuit.

2. What is your main power source?

Electricity comes in many forms. This is because converting a primary energy source into a secondary energy source produces the electricity we use. 

Primary energy sources can be both renewable and non-renewable. Coal, natural gas and nuclear power are non-renewable energy sources while solar, wind and hydroelectric power are examples of renewable energy.

3. Non-renewable and renewable energy

Non-renewable energy sources, once exhausted, cannot be replaced. This portends disaster for humanity, as most of the energy we need comes from non-renewable resources and these resources are depleting at an exponential rate.

This is one of the main reasons environmentalists are so reluctant to rely on more renewable sources for our energy. Simply put, renewable energy is continuously replenished by natural processes.

Inexhaustible things like sunlight and wind are not only good for the environment, they also produce more energy than needed. Go green!

4. How is your home powered by electricity? 

Utilities provide us with electricity through power plants.

Some of these companies generate their own energy, while others purchase energy from other public services or independent sources. The electricity from these utilities reaches us through the distribution and transmission lines.

This highly complex system of transformers, substations and power lines are all linked together to form what is called a network. Built with miles of high and low voltage power lines, this is where electricity travels to reach us when we flip a switch.

Think of it as a larger circuit geometry through which current flows. In short, little things like TV remotes have more in common with our homes than we think electric cars do.

Regardless of the nuances, it arrived at its destination in a very similar way.

5. Electricity has changed the world.

Before electricity became widely available, candles, whale oil lamps, and kerosene lamps provided light. A cold box kept the food cold and a wood or coal stove provided heat.

Scientists and inventors have been trying to decipher the principles of electricity since the 17th century. Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla have made outstanding contributions to our understanding and use of electricity.

Benjamin Franklin showed that lightning is electricity. Thomas Edison invented the first long-life incandescent lamp.

Before 1879, direct current (DC) was used in arc lamps for outdoor lighting. In the late 1800s, Nikola Tesla pioneered the generation, transmission and use of alternating current to reduce the cost of transporting electricity over long distances.

Tesla's inventions brought electricity to homes and provided indoor lighting and industrial generators to factories. Despite this, many of us still take electricity for granted.

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