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Electrons move in opposite direction of current?

by oneplusone
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oneplusone
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Mar8-14, 12:26 PM
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I was looking at a few circuit diagrams, and it seems like electrons move in the opposite direction as the electric field and current . Why is this? I don't really understand the intuition behind it.
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nsaspook
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Mar8-14, 01:02 PM
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http://xkcd.com/567/
oneplusone
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Mar8-14, 01:45 PM
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Thanks. I understand now.

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Mar8-14, 01:55 PM
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Electrons move in opposite direction of current?

The only thing to understand is: there is nothing to understand
sophiecentaur
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Mar8-14, 05:19 PM
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Thanks
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If you can't 'understand' Electricity based on conventional current flow then you will definitely not 'understand' the whole thing when it's been 'explained' using electron flow as a basis.


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