Ohm's Law


Ohm's Law

Ohm's law states that the voltage (V) across a resistor is proportional to the current (I), where the constant of proportionality is the resistance (R).

V = I * R.

For example, if a 300 ohm resistor is attached across the terminals of a 12 volt battery, then a current of 12 / 300 = 0.04 amperes flows through that resistor.

Three equivalent expressions of Ohm's law

V = I * R, R = V / I and I = V / R.


Ohm's Law Pie Chart