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The Big Misconception About Electricity

  • Published on Nov 18, 2021 veröffentlicht

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  • ElectroBOOM
    ElectroBOOM Year ago +32

    Well well well, stepping into my territory, eh?! I shall make a video about this!!

  • Matt Price
    Matt Price  +253


  • Minton Miller

    As a ham radio operator, I was taught that RF (radio frequency) travels along the outer skin of the wire. The higher the frequency, the more pronounced the effect. Rf in non-visible (low frequency) light so that works for me. So the surface aria of the wire making up the antenna feedline, or wire antenna makes a difference. Not only the surface aria of the wire, but surface coating of the wire. Electroplate a copper wire with gold, and conductivity and efficiency dramatically improve.

  • Jackie Brown

    Hi @Veritasium, I enjoyed the video with the concept of energy flux and the use of electron as "static" media guiding the electromagnetic waves. But how do you explain arcing with the energy flux as arcing is a flux of electron ionizing the ambient air? Or how do you explain electronic components such as transistors triggered by electron flux?

  • Ram Chickedy

    Great video! Not only informationwise but also neat production. Thanks a lot!

  • Steve Watkins

    Awesome video!! Poynting vectors where referenced often by Tom Bearden. John Bedini devices collected this energy from around the wires using sharp gradient impulses of energy, while shutting off the potential source before current could flow and kill the source di-pole. He was able to induce energy into the wire and collect the Poynting vector energy without depleting the source supply. This is an great video that might help pave the way to understand electricity better. And appreciate that there is more going on around the wires than through the wires. And this energy can be engineered to our benefit.

  • Haven DeZeeuw
    Haven DeZeeuw Year ago +26

    I’m so glad this video exists. I use to completely not even understand how electricity worked, and now I still don’t.

  • Don Evans
    Don Evans  +12

    Well, I'm having trouble "visualizing" I guess. I was doing fine right up until I thought about diodes/FET's , well, any semiconductor that ignores magnetic anything. "Diodes" I guess, still constitute a conductor when fwd biased, but I was also taught electrons move quite a bit "microscopically speaking" in semi-conductors. (esp. a reversed biased junction) I see what's been offered in the video, and it definitely is a proof, but no or "extremely little" electron movement?

  • Andrew Briggs

    It is definitely an eye opener to me. Being an EE all my life i will look into this more.

  • Thomas DEBARRE

    There's something I still can't explain. Energy is carried through the electromagnetic field wich is quite logical afterwards but here's my problem : how do you explain that an other device placed in that field doesn't use that energy too. Said differently, if I place a light bulb (not connected to anything) just next to an other one while it's working, why wouldn'it turn on too ?

  • Lovebites

    This is an amazing insight. Thanks!

  • irfan mauludin

    Can you explain about lightning strike using Energy transfer like your explanation in this video? 🙏

  • AT
    AT  +2

    The fundamental law of physics: electricity disappear if you stop paying bills.

  • Steven Rogers

    Asking questions about stuff like this used get me in trouble lol. I was so confused by the water in a pipe analogy once I thought about it :P

  • Suzi Grimmer

    Thank you! I asked about this at tech college and got told to leave the class if I was going to ask such stupid questions ;-)

  • Omnicidal Oneiriac

    Okay, I'll trust you, you are far more educated than I on the subject, but I want more answers? Like how does a diode actually work, if the energy is flowing both ways? Is the energy flow dependant on electron flow, even though most of the "information" is in the energy? I have so many questions.

  • MrBetaRayBill

    Since the energy moves from the battery to the light bulb outside of the wires, what role do the wires actually play? In other words, what is it that actually guides the energy to the light bulb? -why couldn’t the energy wind up somewhere else?

  • Linda Watmore

    My grandad was a practical joker when one day at the auctions he bought a wooden box of his knowledge of knowing what it was called me and my siblings because my grandma looked after us during school holidays when my parents were working. He gave me a bar to hold attached to a wire and told me to hold hands with my brothers hands linking us together to give grandma a bar to hold he turned the handle on the box to nothing happened to then asked grandma to hold my hand to make a circle of my siblings holding hands and started to wind the handle to myself and grandma got a shocking experience. He laughed and my grandma really buggered himself laughing at us because we were gullible. Until we created a circle and circuit to no effect from the winding mechanism of it was a party piece of fun for him. I remember when he gave my aunt a rod to hold and wound up the box and she kept saying what does it do, so he stopped winding and gave her the other rod in her other hand and started playing with the box and she shrilled her head off. I was about 7 years old. He collected bygone days tools and gadgets from the past and built a small museum of odd looking objects and tools of various ages in used to stage stalls at fund raising events and parties for people to guess what the objects were and several different items were used to pay for a go to if you guessed correctly you won a prize. The backyard was a place for old farm tools for ploughing and arable tools to old fashioned stage coaches lamps and miners lamps to become a great source of inspiration to crafting skills and older tools and machines.

  • Be Smart
    Be Smart Year ago +14

    I feel like a baby who just realized mom and dad don’t really disappear during peek-a-boo

  • Anthony Hitchings

    so how do fuses in conductors work, if the energy is flowing outside of the conductor?