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Electricity plays a special role in our lives and life. The dynamics of electrons allow light to flow through a vacuum. The equations of electron dynamics are nearly exact and

Electricity plays a special role in our lives and life. The dynamics of electrons allow light to flow through a vacuum. The equations of electron dynamics are nearly exact and apply from nuclear particles to stars. These Maxwell equations include a special term, the displacement current (of a vacuum). The displacement current allows electrical signals to propagate through space. Displacement current guarantees that current is exactly conserved from inside atoms to between stars, as long as current is defined as the entire source of the curl of the magnetic field, as Maxwell did.

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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1515/mlbmb-2017-0006
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    Eisenberg, B., Oriols, X., & Ferry, D. (2017). Dynamics of Current, Charge and Mass. Molecular Based Mathematical Biology, 5(1). doi:10.1515/mlbmb-2017-0006

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