# Electric Charge

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Electrical Engineering

A property of microscopic particles, which may either be positive (proton) or negative (electron).  Particles with the same charge repel each other, and particles with an opposite chearges attract each other.  The field of force that surrounds an electric charge is called an electric field, and a river of charged particles flowing through a conductor is called an electric current.

The charge of an electron is  $$\large{ e=1.0622 \cdot 10^{-19} C }$$

### Where:

$$\large{ C }$$ is a coulomb

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