Through a fluorescent tube of a diameter of 3cm cross the transversal secion per second 2x10^18 electrons and 0.5x10^18 positive ions (with charge +e) What is the current that goes through the tube?
The Attempt at a Solution
I have Vd*n for the electrons that is 2x10^18
I have Vd*n for the electrons that is 0.5x10^18
I calculate the area as 2pi(3/2)^2
And I have the charge of an electron
I know that talking about current you don't have to make a distinction between positive and negative charges, but that's theroy. In practice I don't know whether to add the current generated by the positive charges with the other one, to substract them, or what?
How am I supposed to proceed in this cases?
Thanks in advance.