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Re: reversing positive ground

To: mg-t@Autox.Team.Net
Subject: Re: reversing positive ground
From: Bullwinkle <>
Date: Mon, 03 Jan 2005 15:08:13 -0600
Disagreeing is an opinion, not a fact.

That said, there is NO CONSENSUS IN SCIENCE as to the actual "direction"
of current flow given a simple battery and a light bulb.  The argument
started in Maxwell's lab, and has continued to this day.
Really?  I was taught in my college physics electricity classes that
electrons actually flow (sort of) from the negative terminal to the
positive terminal which at that time was contrary to popular belief.  Of
course, that was 30 plus years ago.  Current flow as taught to me was a
bumping of the electrons into each other and the main energy flow was
this pushing of the electrons in the direction of current flow.  The
electons also moved "somewhat" in the direction of the current flow.  

I'll also disagree on this, using the same exact reasoning as above.
I don't care which contact wears out on the points first, as both are
identical, and one is no more important than the other, nor is one
any larger than the other.

I was told that you can actually tell which way the current has been
flowing in a set of distributer points by inspecting them.  The metal
from one contact is melted off and deposted on the other.  Thus one
contact will quite often develop a "tit" of deposted metal while the
other will develop a pit.

BS in Math and Physics

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