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- (physics) a net unidirectional movement of electrons caused by a potential difference
- An electric current runs through this wire.
- (physics) the net charge that passes through some cross-section of a conducting material (in one direction), divided by the time elapsed, having the SI unit A (C/s)
- The electric current in this wire is 5 A.
- year unknown, S. K. Gupta & Anubhuti Gangal, A Compact And Com. Book Of IIT Foudation Science Phy.&Che.) VII, S. Chand Publishing (ISBN 9788121939034), page 32
- (iii) Electric current is the flow of _____. (iv) The SI unit of electric current is _____ .
- year unknown, V. K Mehta & Rohit Mehta, S. Chand’s Principle Of Physics -XII, S. Chand Publishing (ISBN 9788121917698), page 255
- The electric current is measured by the flow of charge through any cross-section ...
- 2010, Keping Yan, Electrostatic Precipitation: 11th International Conference on Electrostatic Precipitation, Hangzhou, 2008, Springer Science & Business Media (ISBN 9783540892519), page 316
- From the following table (Table 2), we can see that, as a whole, the former electric field's electric current is smaller, the rare electric field's electric current is larger.
- 1996, Robert Alexander Walker Johnstone, Malcolm E. Rose, Mass Spectrometry for Chemists and Biochemists, Cambridge University Press (ISBN 9780521424974), page 55
- This cascading effect continues through the whole series of electrodes and provides gains in electric current of the order of 10⁴-10⁸.
measurement of the rate of flow of electric charge