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Subject: What are amps in AC since electrons don't move?

Date: Tue Jun 20 07:16:20 2006
Posted by Chris
Grade level: grad (science) School: No school entered.
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Area of science: Engineering
ID: 1150812980.Eg

If amps are slow electron flow in DC, what are they in AC? If you create more
resistance (turn on more lights) how does the electric company give you more amps
since all the electrons do in AC is vibrate? (And we can't get more vibration
because that's fixed at 60 Hz?)

Thank you,

Re: What are amps in AC since electrons don't move?

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