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Really basic question, electromagnetism.

  1. Jul 22, 2016 #1
    Hi I would like to ask you guys something a little basic but is itching my mind, the question is : do electrons have net movement when dealing with ac currents? Suposing we have a sine wave for voltage and current. Thanks in advance !
    PD:please excuse any grammar mistake.
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  3. Jul 22, 2016 #2


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    No, they don't. They just move back and forth. With DC current, they move but WAY slower than you are likely to expect. Google "drift velocity".
  4. Jul 22, 2016 #3
    Ok thanks I will!!
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