Electric Current FAQs:


Q: Is an electric current a flow of electric charge?

A: Yes.

Q: Is an electric current due to the flow of both positively and negatively charged particles at the same time?

A: Yes.

Q: Are electric currents composed of moving protons?

A: Yes, as opposed to the moving electrons in metals.

Q: Is an electric current the ampere?

A: Yes, and which is the flow of electric charge across a surface at the rate of one coulomb per second.

Q: Is an electric current called charge carriers?

A: Yes.

Q: Is an electric current called charge carriers?

A: Yes.

Q: Is an electric current entirely composed of flowing ions?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a electric current measured using a device called an ammeter?

A: Yes.

Q: Is an electric current named, in formulating Ampère's force law?

A: Yes, The notation travelled from France to Great Britain, where it became standard, although at least one journal did not change from using C to I until 1896.

Q: Are electric currents composed of positive hydrogen ions flowing in one direction?

A: Yes, and negative sulfate ions flowing in the other.