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Are the electrons in conductor with current repel?

  1. Jun 10, 2007 #1
    Are the electrons in conductor with current repel? When they move in conductor with current on closed circular loop, are they repelling? Look at the picture.
     
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  3. Jun 10, 2007 #2

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    Electron's always repel other electrons, no matter where they are. They still have the same electrical sign where ever they are, which causes tem to repel each other.
     
  4. Jun 10, 2007 #3
    So that causes to not move so fast, when there is current in conductor, right?
     
  5. Jun 10, 2007 #4

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    The electrons move slower than you would expect in a conductor, but not for these reasons. The reason they move slower than what you would expect is because they interact(collide) with the atoms in the metal lattice. This slows them down, so they have to speed back up afterwards. This is why they move slower than you'd expect.
     
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