It is not the electrons that are flowing through an electric wire, it is a charge (energy) transferred from electron to electron within the wires. But even this motion is much slower than you think, and depends on different factors, such as transfer medium. Even lightning traveling through ionized air can only travel, at most, half the speed of light. (see the related link)
There are several different ways to define the speed of electricity. In an AC circuit the electrons do not move forward at all, they just vibrate back and forth in place.
At the same time, the amount of time that it takes between when you flip a switch and a light turns on is actually much faster than the speed of light, so that it actually takes longer for the light of the bulb to reach your eyes than it takes for the light to turn on after flipping the switch.
The easiest way to imagine this is to picture a mile-long pipe that is just larger than a marble and is filled from beginning to end with marbles. When you put another marble in one side, a marble comes out the other side nearly (but not quite) instantly. This has nothing to do with the "speed of marbles," just like electrical current has nothing to do with the speed of light.
Other things such as radio waves, magnetic fields, and so on are a completely different story.
it is longer so the short signals of electricity can travel fast it is longer so the short signals of electricity can travel fast
No; while the speed of light is a constant, the speed of electricity is dependant on many cofactors.
electricity can traevle as fast as the speed of light. do u know when u tern on a light it comes up right away. thats the speed of light.
in about 2/12 milliseconds
Electric, powerful, fast
all the electricity makes your heart go really fast making it stop thats what i herd
Gas is twice as fast as electricity
yes you can fast something rather then food you could fast water, TV, facebook, electricity, your phone etc.
around 160 000 km
Depends on the medium through which it is traveling.
Electricity doesnt have a speed, it is instantaneous.
because it moves so fast that it turns to heat
Wind energy is converted into electricity by spinning wind turbine. Any electric motor that is powered by electricity will generate electricity if you spin it yourself very fast.
It travels through wires at a 190 milli seconds.
the windmill goes fast to make electricity
Used as a storage device for electricity. That electricity is used to provide power to the starter motor that turns the engine over fast enough for it to start.
to tell how fast the wind is going and it is a good source for electricity.
It can mean to be hit with electricity, or it can mean to jump up really fast as though you were. :)
There is no particular set limit, but the winds we can use to generate electricity are not boundless. Winds that are too strong will damage wind turbines.
The system tends to attain the state of minimum potential energy, so the effect of static electricity wears out very fast.
In theory, any speed above zero.
From what I know, it seems like the water would heat up and if there was a person in it, they would get electrocuted. Electricity travels very fast in water. But this may not be true.
The Electricity we use is reliable, dependable, and safe. Lightning is only available during storms, goes from the ground to the sky, and is very intense in strength, and is very fast.