# Positive electricity?

1. Sep 27, 2010

### Kienken333

Can electricity be positive instead of negative? What differences would it be? Can electricity be used to repel things?

2. Sep 27, 2010

### Dr Lots-o'watts

Q1. Yes.
Q2. The particle involved.
Q3. Yes.

Think about it and I (or someone else) will elaborate if needed.

3. Sep 27, 2010

### mathman

For question 1, positive or negative as a term for electricity is a historical accident. Either term could have been used to denote the charge of electrons. It was called negative before people understood the physics behind electric current.