[TenTec] electron flow vs. current flow
Wed, 18 Oct 2000 21:27:49 -0700
Sort of like if you imagine a canal, and there's a obstruction in the canal.
When the obstruction moves forward the "water" or in this case "nothing" is now
where the obstruction "electron" was. In the circuit I wouldn't say that the
holes themselves move though, to me it sounds like more of an accumulation of
holes. It seems to me that thinking of holes at all is really pointless. There
doesn't seem to me to be any logical point in thinking about where an electron
was or what it leaves behind. It's enough to say that it goes from point a to
point b through a load of some sort(tentec rig) and "gets stuff done" in that
process. When you think of a water current that is a physical moving material,,
, nothing can't move because it has no method of moving itself along. If it is
displaced or repositioned into a different spot"throwing a ball into water
say.." then that is understandable, but it is not a "current" as the definition
in a dictionary will define. It's more of a displacement sounds like to me.
Everyone's brain hurting yet?
"Michael O. Hyder" wrote:
> The holes are where an electron isn't. If electrons flow clockwise in a
> circuit then the holes flow counterclockwise.
> Regards, Mike N4NT@chartertn.net
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2000 10:44 PM
> Subject: Re: [TenTec] electron flow vs. current flow
> | What is the current in this case really referring to? Could the holes be
> | neutrons? I have read that the positive side is abundant in protons.
> | Bob & Linda McGraw K4TAX wrote:
> | > Yep, this is kind of like a vacuum cleaner. According to Webster, a
> | > vacuum is "a space with nothing in it at all". Therefore, how can a
> | > cleaner clean a space with nothing in it?
> | >
> | > So electrons go from negative to positive and current goes from positive
> | > to negative. What happens to the neutrons?
> | >
> | > 73
> | > Bob K4TAX
> | >
> | > Dan Cox wrote:
> | > >
> | > > hehe, it's really amazing that the myth ever got started. Supposedly
> it was
> | > > easier around the turn of the century to explain electricity if you
> | > > explained it in the reverse of how it actually works.. Imagine these
> | > > people's confusion when they started learning about vacuum tubes for
> | > > instance! The logic just DOES NOT work!!
> | > >
> | > > ----- Original Message -----
> | > > From: "Sherrill WATKINS" <SEWATKINS@dgs.state.va.us>
> | > > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> | > > Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2000 10:47 AM
> | > > Subject: [TenTec] electron flow vs. current flow
> | > >
> | > > >
> | > > > A friend of mine, who is a cathodic protection engineer, states that
> | > > the cathodic (corrosion) protection business, he installs sacrificial
> | > > anodes on buried gas piplines to protect against corrosion. He also
> | > > that current flows from the positive to the negative pole but
> | > > flow from the negative to the positive pole! - Sherrill k4own
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