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Monday, 31 August 2015

Pressure occurring in different forms

The security guy notified me of a broken pipe close to his apartment this morning. The submersible pump had been pumping for more than an hour trying to fill the two overhead tanks which was unusual. While most water control taps or exit were sealed, the water kept draining away from the said broken pipe, which was over 150 metres from the overhead tanks. I thought to myself, this is simply pressure at work. Water is sourcing for a location without barrier to flow out. It is a natural phenomenon. 

Electric charges exhibit the same flow along conductors. When charges flow and hit a barrier (resistor), they either look for an alternate route, or force their way through the resistor, dissipating so much power by so doing. Can we now say, there is a physical quantity know as Electrical pressure? Your thoughts