Magnetism, Electricity & Electronics – The Second Discipline

Electricity can be dangerous. My nephew tried to stick a penny into a plug. Whoever said a penny doesn’t go far didn’t see him shoot across that floor. I told him he was grounded. – Tim Allen

You cant study computing without magnetism, electricity, and electronics, the second discipline of computing. Therefore, I am also conducting self-study on these subjects as well.

Meanwhile…

Electric fish have been “shocking” people since to dawn of time by using their electric organs to hunt and defend themselves. This type of electricity is generated chemically by cells called electrocytes. Best to leave these fish alone.

Lightning has also been around for eons of time but has only been confirmed as electric in the last 300 years. Lightning is an electrostatic discharge1. Static electricity is also an electrostatic discharge, so now you know why dryer sheets were invented.

 

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Tranquil but dangerous

 

  1. Lightning is a violent and sudden electrostatic discharge where two electrically charged regions in the atmosphere temporarily equalize themselves, usually during a thunderstorm – wiki

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