The electrical/mechanical analogy is sometimes made the other way around, by associating voltage with velocity rather than with force, and current with force rather than with velocity. The electrical/acoustical analogy may also be inverted.
There are advantages and disadvantages to both methods, and in fact the whole issue is more complicated than it first appears.
R. Funnell Last modified: Sat, 2005 Feb 5 18:03:57
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