"Electricity" describes the flow of moving charges. In the previous chapter on electrostatics, collecting and placing charges was studied. The role of the electric field is defined in a circuit at providing the force needed to push charged energy carriers along wires. These charged carriers deliver a set amount of energy to a device such as a flashlight or MP3 player.
It is important to note that charges, such as electrons or positive ions, are not consumed by an electronic device. These charges deliver some of their energy to an electronic device. If these charges come from a 6 Volt battery, then each charge will lose 6 electronVolts of energy. But the energy of each charge as it enters the device is not 6 eV's. It may be 10, 20, or 3000 eV's. What each charge does the same is to lose the number of eV's equal to a the battery's voltage.
The work of the electric field is described in various ways. This unit will define those ways and describe some applications of these descriptions.
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