Tombe, Frederick David
Mechanics / Electrodynamics
June 29, 2017
aether, electron-positron dipole, double helix,
Electric current is not primarily a flow of charged particles. It is the flow of a fundamental fluid corresponding to the velocity field of the electric field and it can carry charged particles along with it. A dielectric medium impedes electric current due to the fact that the constituent dipoles become linearly polarized and induce a back EMF. A capacitor in an electric circuit utilizes the principle that a dielectric gap in the conducting material causes impedance and acts like a dam, hence enabling electricity to be stored in the circuit. This same dielectric effect also occurs in transmission lines. We will now contrast the discharging process in a capacitor with the generation of a transmission line pulse, while taking care not to ignore Ampère’s Circuital Law.