Originally Posted by The Flounder
First answer. Voltage is a difference in potential. If there is not path for electron flow then there is no current.
Your second question is not infinite current because there is some resistance to the wire. As the wire heats up that resistance also increases.
so I was on the right path but so many sources say you can have voltage with out current. My professor is included as one of the sources.
for the second part, I guess infinite is assuming 0 resistance of copper wire or whatever material. but lets say since the resistance of a thin copper wire is pretty dang small, or current jumps to high amounts.
I=9volts/0.001 ohms. current becomes well, 9000amps at this stage. am I on a correct path?
@ other poster. I am currently reading your post. thanks for the info from both of you guys