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What moves the electrons in the wire?

  1. Jun 16, 2007 #1
    What moves the electrons in the wire with current in closed circular loop?
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2007
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  3. Jun 16, 2007 #2

    Doc Al

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    The electric field

    Not this again.

    Please give a complete statement of what it is you are asking, including what you already know. To give a serious answer, we need the context of your question.
  4. Jun 16, 2007 #3

    you're welcome


    I have a quick question for YOU, scientist91, ---

    do you know how to 'search' either here on the forum (for previously answered questions) or on the internet (for general questions)?
  5. Jun 16, 2007 #4
    Now look the question. Thank you.
  6. Jun 16, 2007 #5


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    If you have an ordinary wire connected end-to-end under no external field, there is NO CURRENT in the wire. So your scenario is false and cannot be answered. As Doc Al said, if you are too lazy to describe fully your question, don't expect the rest of us to put any considerable effort to answer you.

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