So it’s kind of a complicated process, but here’s the two-sentence version: Lightning is an electric current that takes the path of least resistance from the base of a cloud to the ground. Since the air it travels through is not uniform—variations in things like temperature, humidity, and pollutants determine how resistant air is to the charge—the lightning has to zig and zag to stay on that path
It follows the easiest route to its 'earth'.
There are three types of lightning;- viz.,
Forked lightning - the classical flash seen in the sky. Travels in an erratic way to find its 'earth' point.
Ball lightning - a moving ball of glowing light.
Sheet lightning - light glows from behind the clouds.
St, Elmo's fire - seen on ship's mastheads in stormy weather.
NB Lightning is a 'stream of electrons' moving from a negatively charged region to a positively charged region.
Lightning basically tries to find the path of least resistance as it travels down to the ground. But this is not always a straight because air is not a perfect mixture.
lightning is basically tries to find a path with least resistance as it travels down to the ground
i dont know i dont wanna know and i dont wanna answer you or any more of your pointless questions
cos it is eclstcsete and it just fiys all over the plaes
A more mind blowing quetions would be how does lightning know which is the path of least sesistance.
A more mind blowing quetions would be how does lightning know which is the path of least resistance.
Simply put, because of clouds, air current.
no it does not
Yes, they do. But they sometimes travel a straight line through bent space.
No it travels as a wave. Improvement: No actually, it DOES travel in a straight line :)
it does not
soundyes sound travel in a straight line What Sound Looks LikeThe answer is yes and no. If you drew a line from the source of a sound to where you were when you perceived it, it would appear to be a line.However, upon further analysis (the depth of that depending on the sound you are looking at), you would see that it actually travels in a wave form, having an amplitude, frequency, wave length, period and speed.Does sound travel in a straight line?No, sound travels in a wave, therefore it does not travel in a straight line. It does travel in a line, just not a staright one
Light travels in a straight line.
No. Light is a particle that acts like a wave and therefore is never in a straight line
Energy does always travel in a straight line. It is true that close to a massive object the energy may 'appear' to bend, but this is simply because mass bends space, a straight line through curved space is still a straight line. So the reason that energy travels in a straight line is because a straight line is actually defined as the path taken by a beam of light!
nothing they travel in straight line
Actually it doesn't.
the travel in straight lines because of the atomsphe
Very often tornadoes, will travel in a straight line, but many do not, following meandering or curved paths instead.
Sideways in a straight line.
In a straight line. At the speed of light.
it is false
no. just like regular sounds the can be bounced off things. so Evan high pitched sounds do not travel in a straight line
Light is a particle that acts like a wave and therefore does not travel in a straight line. light has nothing to do with gravity, the fourth dimension or the 'fabric' of space time.
Static electricity doesn't travel in a straight line because it isn't always the quickest way down (or up as the case may be). Moisture can block the lightning bolt, and cause it to go slower. Therefore it finds the driest places to get through and reaches the ground quicker.