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What is the dimension of Voltage


Dimensional Formula of Voltage

with its Derivation


In this article, we will find the dimension of Voltage

Dimensional formula for Voltage is

dimension of Voltage

Where

M -> Mass

L -> Length

T -> Time

I -> Current

We would now derive this dimensional formula.

Derivation for expression of Dimension of Voltage

Derivation of Voltage can be done with any formula which contains voltage

A. Voltage is defined as Work done per unit Charge

$V= \frac {W}{q} $

Now $W = f \times d$

Dimension of Force = $[M^1 L^1 T^{-2}]$

Dimension of distance = $[L^1]$

So, Dimension of Work done is =$[M^1 L^1 T^{-2}] \times [L^1]=[M^1 L^2 T^{-2}]$

Now charge is given as

$q = I \times t$

Hence Dimension of charge is $[I^1 T^1]$

Now that we know the dimension of work done and charge, dimension of Voltage will be given by

$=\frac {[M^1 L^2 T^{-2}]}{ [I^1 T^1]} = [M^1 L^2 T^{-3} I^{-1}]$

B. Voltage is also defined as

$V= E \times d$

Where E is the electric Field

Now Electric Field is defined as

$E= \frac {F}{q}$

Dimension of Force= $[M^1 L^1 T^{-2}]$

Dimension of charge is $[I^1 T^1]$

So dimension of E = $\frac {[M^1 L^1 T^{-2}]}{[I^1 T^1]}= [M^1 L^1 T^{-3} I^{-1}]$

Hence Dimension of Voltage is given by

$=[M^1 L^1 T^{-3} I^{-1}] \times [L^1]=[M^1 L^2 T^{-3} I^{-1}]$

Unit of Voltage is Volt

Try the free Quiz given below to check your knowledge of Dimension Analysis:-


Quiz on Dimensional Analysis


1. A unitless quantity

Question 1 of 5

2. Which of the following has the dimensions of pressure?

Question 2 of 5

3. Which of the following pair does not have similar dimensions

Question 3 of 5

4. Choose the correct statement(s)

Question 4 of 5

5. The dimension of angular velocity is

Question 5 of 5


 


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