How Fast Is An Electron And Electricity


How fast is an electron in a wire and how fast is electricity? An electron moves surprisingly slow, slower than a snail, while electricity moves at near the speed of light. Electrons move at what’s called the drift velocity. This video illustrates all this in an entertaining and informative way. Enjoy!

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3D modelling and animation done using Blender 2.63.
Original Earth image from NASA/courtesy of nasaimages.org.

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