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Doubt on Electricity

  1. Dec 13, 2006 #1
    it is true that no electric field exists inside a conductor but still when we use wire(a conductor)in electric circuits electric field exists inside it.
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  3. Dec 13, 2006 #2

    Doc Al

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    The statement that the electric field inside a conductor is zero is only true in the electrostatic case. Within a current-carrying conductor there are moving charges and a non-zero electric field.
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