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1. Why is it that the current in a series circuit is constant? Can someone please explain in terms of the electrons flowing around?
2. Well current is the flow of electrons and if the electrons are going round and not splitting up (like in parallel) paths then surely current will be the same throughout the circuit?
3. (Original post by soup)
Well current is the flow of electrons and if the electrons are going round and not splitting up (like in parallel) paths then surely current will be the same throughout the circuit?
This.
4. (Original post by soup)
Well current is the flow of electrons and if the electrons are going round and not splitting up (like in parallel) paths then surely current will be the same throughout the circuit?
But what if there are a couple of resistors in the series circuit?
How can it be explained in terms of electron flow then?
5. (Original post by chowderspin)
But what if there are a couple of resistors in the series circuit?
How can it be explained in terms of electron flow then?
Electron flow slows down. Think of .

Current is the amount of charge per second. Because current decreases then the time is to blame. More time = less current (because charge is the same)
6. Key Concepts
1)Electron flows because of a push

2)That push is generated by the battery

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