Ohm Sweet Ohm

Ohm Sweet Poem

I am constantly amazed by what I can find on the Internet. Last week I was cruising around and found a poem that is near and dear to my heart. The gentleman who operates the website gave me permission to reprint it here for my readers.

If you’re interested in other poems and songs about physics, check out PhysicsSongs.org


by Dr. James D. Livingston [1]

Free electrons of course have ability
To move to and fro with agility
But despite being swift
If there’s no net drift
It’s a clear exercise in futility

Yet all of this random activity
Gives a metal a special proclivity
To amperes provide
When volts are applied
With a property called conductivity

So a fellow named Ohm with felicity
Dreamed up a law of great simplicity
V equals I R
Is what made Ohm a star
It’s the basic law of electricity


[1] Permitted for use by:
Walter F. Smith
Paul and Sally Bolgiano Professor of Physics
Haverford College