If you have a sphere covered in electrons, and you connected a copper wire to it, what would happen?
The copper wire's other end is not connected to anything and assume that the copper wire is neutral.
Normally, if the copper is connected to a positive terminal, a wave would be created and it would pushed towards the positive terminal where it would neutralize the positive ions. But since there's no positive terminal does the wave just kelp moving from end to end?
I'm guessing that the electrons spread out over the wire, but how does this happen? Why doesn't the wave just keep moving from end to end searching for a positive terminal?