Since current is just buckets of charge passing through a point in space per unit time, and a capacitor is a literal bucket of charge, I had some questions in mind.
- Is throwing a charged capacitor considered electrical current? Like if the capacitor is say 1 inch in length, has 1C of charge, and is flying through the air at 100 inches per second, does that mean 100 amps of current?
- If so, would magnetic fields be generated? Would it actually take more effort to throw a charged capacitor than to throw an uncharged one, since the supposed magnetic field stores part of the work done in throwing?
- If the capacitor is left on the desk, and an observer moves instead, would he/she see magnetic fields, but a stationary one doesn't?
I know this is silly and trivial, but I don't have iron filings and a large supercap.