why the direction of electric current shown opposite to that of electrons?

Asked by  | 12th Jun, 2008, 02:46: PM

Expert Answer:

Conventional current was defined early in the history of electrical science as a flow of positive charge. In solid metals, like wires, the positive charge carriers are immobile, and only the negatively charged electrons flow. Because the electron carries negative charge, the electron current is in the direction opposite to that of conventional (or electric) current.

Answered by  | 12th Jun, 2008, 10:17: PM

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