Hi, so I've just started learning about physics and I get the gist of most of it. I understand motion, torque, energy, light, radioactivity. But there is one topic that absolutely stumps me. Electricity. Can someone explain to an absolute moron like me what it is? It seems like everyone around me understand it but me. Questions in red. Please read everything and if I get something wrong please correct me. This is all I know or think I know: Charge is a property of matter. I don't know what causes charge. A proton has a relative positive charge of +1, an electron has a relative negative charge of -1. In circuits electrons are the charge carriers?. Charge is not electrons, the electrons carry charge. Ions also carry charge. In a circuit we assume conventional current flow from positive to negative, i.e from the deficiency of electrons to the surplus when it is actually the opposite. Charge is measured in coulombs. The flow of 1 coulomb in 1 second is equal to 1 ampere. 1 coulomb is equal to the charge of 6.02x10^23 electrons. Why do electrons flow in a circuit? Are they attracted to the positive terminal of a battery? Why don't they just go through the battery instead of all around the circuit? How does the force of attraction reach the electrons through the wire? What is voltage (p.d). What does "p.d across its ends" mean? What is resistance? If a component has a high resistance how is the circuit even completed? Shouldn't the electrons be stopped or take a long time to reach the end? How does a.c work? I think with a.c the electrons change direction according to frequency? Doesn't that mean they don't go anywhere? When rubbing a polythene rod with a cloth, are electrons actually stripped off the atoms? If I keep these items seperated forever will the polythene always contain an abundance/lack of electrons? What exactly is earthing/grounding? I know some people will say I am being lazy and I should look it up myself, but I did do that. So many different sources give vastly different answers so I have no idea what is right. Any help is greatly appreciated.