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BASIC TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: (doi:10.13031/2013.17761) in Basic Terms and Definitions. Chapter 1 in Fundamentals of Electricity for Agriculture, 3rd edition, 1-24. St. Joseph, Michigan: ASAE. . Copyright 2004 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Mich.
Authors: Gustafson, Robert J., and Mark T. Morgan
Keywords: Atoms and Electricity, Electromotive Force, Power and Energy, Resistance and Ohm's Law, Review of the Basics and Ohms Law, Direct and Alternating Current, Amplitude of Sine Waves, Phase Relations and Power in AC Circuits, Vector Representation of AC Waveforms
Our understanding of electricity starts with the ancient Greeks, who used the words electric force in describing the mysterious attraction and repulsion exhibited by amber when rubbed with a cloth. The word electric is actually from the Greek word for amber. Additional knowledge of the physical structure of matter has allowed modern people to develop todays electrical and electronic devices.(Download PDF) (Export to EndNotes)