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anonymous
 one year ago
What are electrons and how are they involved in creating and electric current?
anonymous
 one year ago
What are electrons and how are they involved in creating and electric current?

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ybarrap
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Electrons are negative charges. Current is the change in charge per unit time So current is a rate of change during a finite interval of time.

ybarrap
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Mathematcially, current, I is $$ I = \cfrac{dq}{dt} $$ where q is charge (Coulombs) and t is time . Units of current are in Amperes

ybarrap
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Note that 1 Coulomb is a horrendously large unit of charge equal to \(6.2415 (10)^{18}\) electrons A change of 1 Coulomb of charge in 1 second is equal to 1 Ampere A typical household circuit can only handle about 12 Amperes of current before the circuit breaker trips. So just 12 Coulombs of charge in 1 second is enough to trip the breaker.
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