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Electric current

  1. Mar 11, 2012 #1
    why electric current flows at speed of light when we know that current is due to the drift velocity of electron which is only few km/s(i think)?
     
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  3. Mar 11, 2012 #2

    tiny-tim

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    hi asad1111! :smile:
    no, the electric field travels (away from the electrons) at the speed of light

    the electrons themselves get left behind! :biggrin:
     
  4. Mar 11, 2012 #3

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