26 Replies to “Basics of Electric Charge”

  1. Cool lesson. In the equation Q=Ne what does the N stand for. Q is the charge, e is the electron charge. My guess is N is number. Number of what?
    Also in the bucket of electrons called a Coulomb were are the PROTONS and what are the doing…Or are they a bunch of electrons that have achieved Ve escape velocity from their atom?

  2. This is going to look like bloodletting in the not too distant future. The notion of charge, relative to common experience is like voodoo to religion. It is a cute explanation, but leaves impetus hanging at the door.

    Charge is like finding a ruler and having no idea what you're actually measuring.

  3. Okay, can you tell me if I'm correct? Electricity is like sound a little bit? When you make a loud sound opposed to a quiet sound it causes more air molecules to vibrate for a longer period of time. So a high amount of charge means that many more copper atoms in the wire would lose their electrons. Is this correct?

  4. So let's say a wire is made of copper. Does a high amount of charge mean that billions of copper atoms are losing their electrons? Does a lower charge mean that less copper atoms are losing their electrons? Or does the higher charge mean that each individual copper atom is losing many electrons? How do electrons "flow?"

  5. No genius. An atom has no electrical charge therefore, protons must equal electrons. If you don't have an equal amount of protons and electrons, it's called an "ion". (To the person that said this video was wrong)

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