An Experiment to Measure the Speed of Alternating Electricity

Tsao Chang *

Department of Nuclear Science and Technology, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China and Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Nanyang Institute of Technology, Nanyang, China

Kongjia Liao

Department of Nuclear Science and Technology, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China

Jing Fan

Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Nanyang Institute of Technology, Nanyang, China

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Our experiment to measure the speed of alternating electricity is briefly reported here. It is found that the speed of alternating electricity within the metal wire is not constant, which is depended on the circuit parameters. In most cases, the speed of alternating electricity is less than the speed of light. However, our recent experimental results show that at less than 3 MHz frequency region and under our circuit parameters, the speed of alternating electric field can be 20 times more than the speed of light.

 

Keywords: AC circuit, alternating electricity, time delay, superluminal speed


How to Cite

Chang, Tsao, Kongjia Liao, and Jing Fan. 2015. “An Experiment to Measure the Speed of Alternating Electricity”. Physical Science International Journal 7 (4):234-40. https://doi.org/10.9734/PSIJ/2015/18792.

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