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Electrons move in opposite direction of current?

  1. Mar 8, 2014 #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.
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  4. Mar 8, 2014 #3
    Thanks. I understand now.
  5. Mar 8, 2014 #4


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    The only thing to understand is: there is nothing to understand :wink:
  6. Mar 8, 2014 #5


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    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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