## I NEED HELP PLEASE, THANKS! :) Generate an explanation for the following formula: P = I²R . Explain.

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I NEED HELP PLEASE, THANKS! 🙂
Generate an explanation for the following formula: P = I²R . Explain.

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3 years 2021-08-22T01:50:09+00:00 2 Answers 28 views 0

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1. As I mentioned earlier, Ohm’s law gives us the formula P = IV, where V is the voltage ( also known as the electrical potential difference ) and I is the current. It is confusing that P = I²R and P = IV are one in the same – so I want to go a bit deeper on that.

We have three formulas, P = IV, P = I²R, and P = V² / R. Each are considered the same. The two formulas P = I²R, and P = V² / R are derived from the statement that P = IV, under the condition V = IR. Substitute the value of V from this second condition V = IR into P = IV. You would get the following –

P = I( IR ),

P = I²R

That is how one can derive the formula P = I²R, and how P = IV and P = I²R are thought to be one in the same. If you would like, take a look at how to get the formula ” P = V² / R, “

V = IR, P = IV

I = V / R, P = IV

P = ( V / R )V,

P = V² / R

Hope that helps!