I am really confused and frustrated as I can't figure this out. If someone could clear my doubt, I'd be really thankful.
According to my textbook current is the rate of flow of charge, it is directly proportional to voltage provided the resistance remains constant. So, when current which is basically electrons carrying electrical energy, when they pass through a resistor or lamp or any other electrical component, some electrical energy gets converted into thermal energy, so the electrical energy they carry is reduced, right? And as they pass through a component they undergo collisions with the atoms which causes their speed to reduce, they will travel slower and therefore pass through the resistor much slowly, so as its speed reduces the current should reduce?
As current is the rate of charge, it's rate will definitely reduce due to the collisions it will go through, right? I understand that the “amount” of electrons will remain same as everyone says, but current just isn't “flowing electrons” it's the rate at which they flow, so although the amount of electrons flowing remains same, their rate of flow decreases, so isn't the current supposed to be reduced rather than remain constant?
I could be totally wrong but I haven't found any resource which gives me the answer to my question, everyone claims the amount of electron remains same (I agree) but no one refers to its rate. I am studying this entire chapter by myself so sorry if something I said tends to be wrong.