Subject: Does an electric current flow through a wire or the surface of the wire.
Date: Fri Apr 6 13:19:17 2001
Posted by Timothy Haley
Grade level: nonaligned
School: USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection
City: Pineville State/Province: Louisiana
Area of science: Physics
The question came up in our office as to whether an electric charge (electric
current) flowed through a copper wire or whether it flowed along the surface of
the wire. [In various applications a solid vs many wires are called for.]
Thanks. P.S. I think the current flows through the wire, not the outer
molecules of it's surface. Thank you.
Re: Does an electric current flow through a wire or the surface of the wire.
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