• anonymous
Can anyone explain to me the vibrational theory of electricity ? (the one which says that electricity is caused by the vibration of electrons rather than their movement) The only thing I've understood is that the enrgy (ie. electricity) might be moving faster than the electrons themselves, causing it to have the properties of a wave.
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  • anonymous
Electricity is the movement of the electrons. The electrons cause the current ( normally I ). The current "flows" in the opposite direction of the flow of electrons. The current is thought to be the "flow" of positive charge. But as mentioned just above, the current is just the lack of negative charge (ie electrons). When you have a current a voltage is then in the circuit. when a current is in the circuit you can have an energy associated with the circuit. Because of all this the energy, in my sense cannot move faster than the electricity (ie electrons). I don't quite understand the second paragraph. Is that a theory or some law? if it is which one is it, so I can look it up.

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