So I started off with electrostatics and everything seemed nice and mathematical and justified and then "DC circuits" happened!
I just cannot understand the model of electron flow in electrical circuits. Here are my specific doubts-:
1) If potential difference across a tiny cross section of conducting wire is zero, then why on earth does electron flow across that cross section at all? Never mind potential difference across the whole circuit.
2) Is there a constant electric field across a wire connected to a battery? If yes then how is potential difference across a zero resistance wire constant? Shouldnt it be increasing? Doesnt it violate ohms law? If no, then why do electrons flow at all?
Please take time to consider these doubts and relieve me of my frustration. I havs searched through the net for this but every answer seems like beating around the bush. All of the 4 books I have consulted do not address these facts to my satisfaction.
Frankly I think nobody understands this.