There were various discoveries and experiments made in ancient India, including high-flying balloons, parachutes, electricity, and batteries. Indian sages developed science alongside faith. Although many people are still unaware of it, explorers have progressively begun to accept it. We have all learned that scientists like Newton, Tesla, Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin were responsible for the invention of electricity, lightbulbs, and batteries, but the fact is that electricity was being used in India thousands of years earlier than that has not been imparted to us. A well-known Agastya Rishi is often overlooked as the inventor of electricity and the electric battery. Learn more in this article.
What are electric charges?
Electric charges are the physical property of matter, which causes it to experience force when placed in an electromagnetic field. There are generally two types of electric charges – positive and negative- which we also know as protons and electrons. We are also called like charges and unlike charges, like charges i.e. positive charges, and unlike charges i.e. negative charges.
An object without a net charge is referred to as neutral. Early knowledge of the interaction of charged materials is now called classical electrodynamics and is still accurate for problems that do not need to consider quantum effects.
Definition of electric charges
When a body exhibits two properties of electric charges – like and unlike, then they attract and repel each other, it is called electric charge. Its unit is coulomb and is represented by “C”. And charges are denoted by Q or q.
We can also call electric charges like and unlike charges i.e. attraction and repulsion between positive and negative charges. (The attraction and repulsion of like and unlike charges are called electric charges.)
The SI unit of electric charge is named after the French physicist Charles Augustin de Coulomb. In electrical engineering, it is common to use ampere-hours (Ah). In physics and chemistry, it is common to use the primary charge (e as a unit). Chemistry also uses Faraday as a charge on one mole of electrons. The symbol Q often denotes charge, also read Coulomb’s biography.
How Sage Agastya Produced Electricity?
The creation of an electric battery and the fact that water can be split into oxygen and hydrogen are both mentioned in the ancient literature Agastya Samhita. The way that modern batteries work is similar to how Agastya produced power. Sage Agastya utilized the following material to produce electricity:
- One earthen pot
- Copper sulfate
- Wet sawdust
- Zinc amalgam
This Article was Published On: 22 September, 2019 And Last Modified On: 30 October, 2022
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