Electric current

by gowtham 2010-02-17 20:32:08

Electric current means, depending on the context, a flow of electric charge (a phenomenon) or the rate of flow of electric charge (a quantity).[1] This flowing electric charge is typically carried by moving electrons, in a conductor such as wire; in an electrolyte, it is instead carried by ions, and, in a plasma, by both.

The SI unit for measuring the rate of flow of electric charge is the ampere. Electric current is measured using an ammeter.

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