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Dc Current

Discussion in 'MCAT Study Question Q&A' started by jdla, May 12, 2008.

  1. jdla

    jdla 2+ Year Member

    Apr 1, 2007
    Electric current is the flow of the electron

    Current is the flow of the positive charge.

    Is the electric current sometimes referred to as current instead of electric current?

    I am not sure.
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  3. BlackSails

    BlackSails 2+ Year Member

    Apr 4, 2007
    They are the same thing. The flow of positive charge one way is equivalent to the flow of negative charge the other way.
  4. engineeredout

    engineeredout 7+ Year Member

    May 11, 2008
    I've never heard of the term "current" being used to describe the flow of positive charge. I've always thought of current as the flow of electrons, and the flow of positive charge is the flow of "holes" (from materials science). I'm not too familiar with the MCAT, thats just what I know from my engineering classes.

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