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What is the definition of electricity?

  1. Dec 5, 2007 #1
    ELECTRICITY till now comfussing for me
    what is the difinition of electricity?
    why is magnatism and electricity corelated?
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  3. Dec 5, 2007 #2


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    It is a fact of nature that positively charged particles attract negatively charged particles and vice-versa. That is referred to as the "electric force". The "electric field" around a charged particle is the force with which it would attract a test charge at that point.
    It can be shown by experiment that a changing electric field causes a magnetic field and that a changing magnetic field causes an electric field.
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