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Electron

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An elementary particle with a negative charge. It orbits around the nucleus of an atom and its relationship with the nucleus and the atoms around it forms the basis of electricity and the electrical properties of materials.

Book Definition

Basic particle of negative charge in orbital rings around the nucleus in an atom.

Grob’s Basic Electronics, 11th Edition by Mitchel E. Schultz

The basic particle of negative electrical charge.

Electronic Devices : Conventional Current Version, 9th Edition by Thomas L. Floyd

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