Electrons move in opposite direction of current?

  1. I was looking at a few circuit diagrams, and it seems like electrons move in the opposite direction as the electric field and current . Why is this? I don't really understand the intuition behind it.
  2. jcsd
  3. nsaspook

    nsaspook 1,388
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  4. Thanks. I understand now.
  5. Borek

    Staff: Mentor

    The only thing to understand is: there is nothing to understand :wink:
  6. sophiecentaur

    sophiecentaur 14,714
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    Gold Member

    If you can't 'understand' Electricity based on conventional current flow then you will definitely not 'understand' the whole thing when it's been 'explained' using electron flow as a basis.
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