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Subject: Is it 1 amp = 6.28 Billion Billion electrons per second?

Date: Tue Feb 8 08:47:23 2000
Posted by Courtney Howie
Grade level: teacher/prof School: Delco Remy America
City: Anderson State/Province: IN Country: 46013
Area of science: Physics
ID: 950021243.Ph

I recently took a new position teaching a technical course on heavy duty 
vehicle electrical systems.  The course was developed in the 60's and not 
many of the course materials have been updated since, including the a 
reference to 92 elements.  One of the points that is made in the course is 
that '1 amp is equal to 6.28 Billion Billion electrons per second.'  Is 
that number still valid?  I saw refences to speed in the question 
archives, but nothing related to amperage.  
Thanks for your help.

Re: Is it 1 amp = 6.28 Billion Billion electrons per second?

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