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- Historical development
- Toward a theory of quantum electrodynamics
- Sources of electricity
- Electric power generation and usage
- Static electricity
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A range of physical phenomena that involve electric charges, their motions, and their effects. In conventional usage, the term “electricity” often refers to the energy that powers lighting, appliances, and other electronic devices in homes and businesses. As a natural phenomenon, electricity is vividly illustrated by lightning strikes during thunderstorms (Fig. 1). See also: Electric power generation; Lightning
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