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ELECTRICAL CURRENT

After reading this section you will be able to do the following:

  • Explain how an electrical current is produced.


Electricity is a term used to describe the energy produced (usually to perform work) when electrons are caused to directional (not randomly) flow from atom to atom. In fact, the day-to-day products that we all benefit from, rely on the movement of electrons. This movement of electrons between atoms is called electrical current. We will look at how electrical current is produced and measured in the following pages.

Review

  1. Electricity is a word used to describe the directional flow of electrons between atoms.
  2. The directional movement of electrons between atoms is called electrical current.