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Posted by renesis at 05:21 | permalink | 0 comments

shrug, EE are wizards, working with invisible forces that rule society
ME's deal with the world as people have interacted with it for maybe hundreds of thousands of years
people just trust EEs because they advise in realms that average people dont understand well
the janitors mom will have opinions on ME designs
i think its harder to be an ME in a collaborative design environment because of that
maybe easier in concept phases when idea generation is helpful

Posted by renesis at 05:16 | permalink | 0 comments

also electronics seems to have pushed analysis of systems to the point that the EE field can model sprung-damped-mass systems better than the ME field
like, basically EE models are simple and repeatable enough to understand and use
like, in ME you can do the same maths but its harder to create practical systems that will strictly follow that math

Posted by renesis at 05:11 | permalink | 0 comments

voltage is defined in 3d dimensional space, physically, but thats now how it's dealt with in electronics
electronics is normally pretty two dimensional
we've basically knocked a dimension or two off the majority of our maths
like, electronics is mostly number line math or two dimensional math
ee's are skilled in simplification of systems
all of electronics is, really
electronics in a physical sense is a 3d concept, its not how people who work in electronics usually deal with it, except for RF and magnetics
im not even sure the source electromotive force is completely understood, youre pretty much at basical physical dimensions at this point, like gravity
we've quantified it, we can work with it, we dont know where it comes from other than its sub-atomic in nature

Posted by renesis at 05:06 | permalink | 0 comments

because A. mechanics is already part of a formal voltage definition, and B. pressure and tension are two different things
it might be 'like' pressure and tension, but it cant be both
tension in physics is very specific
its positive force vectors in opposite direction
well, facing away from each other
compression is force vectors facing each other
pressure describes force over an area
jero32: no its because it described the potential to do work
force is the same, maybe in all contexts, id have to think about it more
work is force * distance
anyway, both terms are related to how much energy is stored, i think how they relate might not be totally parallel, but i think aspects of that have to do with 3 dimensional space

Posted by renesis at 05:01 | permalink | 0 comments

and you dont think naming it a mechanical concept is as confusing?
tension is force
ive never had an issue with voltage
do you measure voltage in newtons?
tensions is measured in newtons
tension is a description of force in opposite directions
amperage is a term
well right there shows that its not very accurate to describe it in mechanical terms

Posted by renesis at 04:56 | permalink | 0 comments

potential difference is voltage, the unit is volts

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