Early man relied on fire for the luxuries of light, heat, and cooking. Today, we take all these luxuries for granted. At the flick of a switch, a push of a button or the turn of a knob, we can have instant power. Electricity plays a huge part in our everyday lives. Whether it is at home, school, the local shopping center, or our workplace, our daily routines rely heavily on the use of electricity. From the time we wake up in the morning until we hit the pillow at night, our daily life is dependent on electricity. The alarm we have to turn off each morning runs on electricity. The light in our bedroom, the hot shower we take before breakfast, Dad’s electric razor. All these things need electricity in order to function. Even our first meal of the day is heavily dependent on electricity. The fridge that keeps all our food cool and fresh needs electricity to run or the grill that cooks your bacon and eggs also needs power to operate. This power generally (unless you have gas stove) comes from electricity. Electricity not only plays a big part in our daily lives at home, but it is extremely important for all the things that go on in the world around us in our modern life, such as industry that we depend on, communication as in form of radio, television, e-mail, the Internet, etc. Transport is another aspect of our daily life that depends on electricity to some degree.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bahman Zohuri
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  1. 1.Galaxy Advanced Engineering, Inc.AlbuquerqueUSA

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