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Positive electricity?

  1. Sep 27, 2010 #1
    Can electricity be positive instead of negative? What differences would it be? Can electricity be used to repel things?
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  3. Sep 27, 2010 #2
    Q1. Yes.
    Q2. The particle involved.
    Q3. Yes.

    Think about it and I (or someone else) will elaborate if needed.
  4. Sep 27, 2010 #3


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    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.
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