How does electricity work?
August 24, 2012 12:15 AM Subscribe
I need a primer on how (electrical) power works.
posted by asnowballschance to science & nature (6 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I need to make a decision in regards to solar power (and corresponding offers to do it) without knowing anything about power at all. I need a book (or a website!) that walks me through the basics of electricity, wiring, and I have no idea what else. Things I’ll need to have passing familiarity with: loads, generators, reliability, stabilizers … ?? …
I have a solid math background, if that helps, but don’t remember any of my college physics. I understand that I won’t be knowledgeable enough to get into the nitty gritty details, but I’d like to at least have a grasp of the vocabulary. What should I be reading? Where should I start?