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Current flow direction indication in circuit diagrams

  1. Jun 13, 2012 #1
    Hi all,
    I'm having a small question about current flow direction indication in circuit diagrams.
    Its shown as current flow from +ve pole to -ve pole, but -ve pole has higher electron concentration (potential) & electrons flow from -ve to +ve.
    Whats the logic of showing the direction of current flowing in opposite way.
    Hope I have made myself clear.
    Waiting for reply.
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  3. Jun 13, 2012 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    It is a historical accident and now we're stuck with it.
    Back when the rules for electricity flow were worked out, they didn't know about the electrons. Doesn't everyone get told about this?
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