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The contemporary physics asserts that what positive and negative is with electricity is a matter of human's convention, in other words, it is arbitrary. I have evidence and proofs that it is not arbitrary, but is intrinsically determined in the electrified bodies.
I have a new explanation of the electric current which is based on experimental evidence and proofs.
In order to convince me that your post is worth reading, you need to tell me what is wrong with the usual explanation of electricity.What does the usual explanation get wrong?
That's nonsense.Even if you were right it wouldn't make any difference.
Here is an experiment which if you make it and see the phenomenon, you should be silly to claim further that it is arbitrary.If we rotate the discs of a Wimshurst machine by turning the crank manually to the right in a dark room (the most noticeable results can be seen at night in a room with a little exterior street light entering it), and if we do this for at least 10-15 seconds to let the eyes get used to the feeble light, we will notice that the horizontal quadrants emit a light flicker, whereas the vertical are completely dark. On turning the crank to the left the flicker relocates to the vertical quadrants, whereas the horizontal ones now remain dark. Looking even more attentively at the scene, we will notice an essential qualitative difference between what happens in the left and the right quadrant (i.e. the upper and the lower one when the crank is turned to the left). The flicker in one horizontal quadrant is directed from the metal sectors outwards, in the other one inwards. In other words, in the left quadrant the metal sectors are dark and the flickering light glows around them, but in the right quadrant the metal sectors are illuminated and around them it is dark.The metallic sectors in the image are drawn as a whole, and not individually, because the light phenomenon appears as a whole; more precisely, as two wholes, one left and one right, and not individually in the sectors.P.S. Please find a Wimshurst machine, see this phenomenon and then tell me which side would you call plus or positive and which side would you call minus or negative?
How come first you say "it is nonsense" and then you say "even if you were right"?!!!
According to history of science, the assignment of positive and negative type of electric charge is indeed arbitrary.
I believe the crossing lines in the picture represent conducting shafts, but it doesn't clearly show which shaft is for the front disc and which one is for the rear disc.
An that's not unreasonable; the disk are traditionally glass and that's fairly high up the triboelectric series. The same would be true if you used perspex / lucite.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triboelectric_effect#Triboelectric_seriesHowever, there's nothing to stop someone making a machine where the disks are made from something near the bottom of the series.Ebonite would have been one of the old fashioned choices and another fairly common one (in my day, though perhaps less to now) would have been to use two 12 inch records made from PVC.Now, here's the bit that shows you are wrong.If I made two wimshurst machines, one with glass disks and one with PVC disks, they would give opposite charges.The choice of disk material is arbitrary.And your observation- which you mistakenly think has some significance- would be reversed.You should really learn about electricity before you try to tell everyone they are getting it wrong.
In my book I have a separate supplement about the Wimshurst machine. The book is downloadable free of charge at academia.edu.
You wrote a book?!? Why would you write a book on a subject you shown to have so little knowledge?I can see why it is free...
Quote from: Origin on 01/01/2020 14:12:46You wrote a book?!? Why would you write a book on a subject you shown to have so little knowledge?I can see why it is free...As I see from your profile, you are 6 months present on this forum and you haven't started a single topic. You have nothing to say, pal. Comments such as yours I consider as trolling.
You don't know what you are talking about.
In another thread I've promised to upload an experiment video about electric spark generated using sharp and blunt electrodes. Here it is.
Are you deliberately ignoring the fact that an electrical discharge through air is largely carried by positive ions and that this is the opposite to the dominant charge carrier in metals- where the current is carried by electrons?
Quote from: Bored chemist on 21/12/2019 01:05:33Are you deliberately ignoring the fact that an electrical discharge through air is largely carried by positive ions and that this is the opposite to the dominant charge carrier in metals- where the current is carried by electrons?