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electron flow in an electric circuit

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does current and electron flow in the same direction in an eletric circuit. in what direction does each flow
 

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The electrons (or any -ve charge) flow in an opposite direction of the current.
The holes (or any +ve charge) flow in same direction of the current.
 

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amraldo said:
The electrons (or any -ve charge) flow in an opposite direction of the current.
The holes (or any +ve charge) flow in same direction of the current.

Unless you're in the military :)

Seriously, though, the direction of current flow is by definition. You can define it either way, but you need to be consistent throughout the analysis.

Nearly everyone defines current flow as being from positive to negative, but this is opposite of the direction of the flow of electrons.

The US military, I believe, still defines current flow to be the same as electron flow, from negative to positive.

Randy
 

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R u serious? :D
Thats really funny.
 

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