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What is the speed of electric current?


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14 hours ago, Morto said:

I remember been taught at school that the electricity is a movement of electrons. Ok, it's nice and clear. But then I found out that the speed with which electrons are moving in a wire is millimiters per second. It doesn't make sense to me. So what is electricity if it's not a movement of electrons and what is the speed of it?

I would think you were actually taught rather more than

'electricity is a movement of electrons' 

Electricity is usually the general term for the phenomenon of several effects we lump together and call 'electricity'.

That would include 'static electricity' , electric current, ionic mobility and a whole host of other effects.

Which one are you particularly interested in ?

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