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Dynamic Electricity

Author: E.E. Kimberly

Early scientists studying electricity recognized what seemed to be a migration phenomenon, but did not know whether the electrons or the protons flow from one place to another. Faced by the need of a convention, they chose to say that the flow was that of protons. Later discoveries proved their choice to be an unfortunate one. A flow of electrons constitutes an electric current, which is dynamic electricity or electricity in motion. Electrons will not flow from one place to another unless some force is applied to them. Any force which will cause such flow is called an electromotive force (abbreviated emf).

Last Update: 2010-10-05