Just today I was suddenly curious to know how a closed circuit works. I have learned some basics so far. I understand how it is supposed to work and mostly why. But some things elude me, and my searches to understand the behavior of current always leads back to the conventional vs electron flow debates.
Would appreciate help in wrapping my head around some concepts. I likely won't pursue anything further, I really just want to understand how the current moves.
I have no idea if this circuit actually works, but ignoring the units and sticking to the layout it's the best way I can ask by example. So I guess using conventional flow, if the current reaches that first fork, what happens?
Does the current travel to both LAMP1 and LAMP4 regardless of resistance? Does the amperage of the current now split in half or does it remain equal or proportional based on resistance for both paths?
Assuming the current did travel to LAMP4, would it from there still try and travel to LAMP5 or would it only continue to LAMP3 because the negative end of the battery is not in that direction?
And what about LAMP5 anyway.. would it be receiving current from both sides?
Would the current amperage leaving LAMP3 possibly be different than that leaving LAMP2? If so, what happens when they meet where the wires intersect?
Would really appreciate the insight.