This paper will present the Reciprocal System theory of electrons and currents and compare it with the conventional theory
1. The Electron
According to present theory^{1 }electrons are classified (along with muons and neutrinos) as leptons, meaning that they are not affected by the strong interaction of nuclear forces but suffer the weak interaction that causes beta decay. These subatoms are all considered to be fermions: they obey FermiDirac statistics, have spin s =½, and have spinorwave functions that satisfy the Dirac equation. The present theory does not yield equations enabling the calculation of electron mass, charge, and magnetic moment. The empirical values are:
mass: m = 9.109*10^{31} kg 
(1)

charge: e = 1.601*10^{19} coulombs 
(2)

magnetic moment: u_{e} = 9.28*10^{24} joule/tesla 
(3)

It is obviously tempting to picture an electon as a spinning sphere of electric charge whose radius is determined by the dimensional relation e^{2}/a = mc^{2} at which the electrostatic selfenergy of the charge distribution is comparable with the relativistic energy of the rest mass. This classical electron radius, a = 2.81785*10^{15} m, is an important scale parameter in physics; but the uniqueness of e, the arbitrariness of the quantization rules, and the difficulty of making it properly relativistic, forbid such a purely classical model.
Note that for this radius, and for a spin angular momentum of ½ Ã3h, the angular velocity of the electron must be 2*10^{25} rad/sec — giving an equatorial speed of about 200c!
b. Reciprocal System
The Reciprocal System is much more specific on the details of electron attributes than conventional theory. My previous papers^{3} ^{4}have described the shape, size, and all motions constituting the electron.
The electron is a spherical particle resulting from the rotation of a single photon. The frequency of the photon is
n_{ phot} = 2R = 6.576115*10^{15} cycles/sec 
(4)

(Here R is the Rydberg frequency). The rotational speeds in revolutions per second around the three axes are r/p 2R/p  4R/p or in terms of rev/sec
w_{elec}= 1.0466212*10^{15}rev/sec.  2.0932424*10^{15} rev./sec 4.1864848*10^{15} 
(5)

The electron may be charged or uncharged. If charged, the electron has an added rotational vibratory motion of
n_{elec} = R/2p = 5.233106*10^{14} cycles/sec 
(6)

The diameter d of the electron is one natural space unit, reduced by the appropriate interregional ratio (142.22 here). Thus,
d = 4.55884*10^{8}/142.22 = 3.2054 Å 
(7)

2. Electron Flow
a. conventional theory
According to present theory, conduction in metals takes place by movement of the electrons in the outermost shells of the atoms making up the crystalline structure of the solid. These electrons reach an average drift velocity which is directly proportional to the electric field intensity
vd = mE 
(8)

where µ, the mobility, has the units m^{2}/V*s. For a conductor of length l, conductivity ó(siemans per meter), and crosssectional area A, eq. (8) may be rewritten as
vd = (m*1/(s*A))*I m/s 
(9)

EXAMPLE: For a copper conductor 100 mm long and 3 mm in diameter, what is the average drift velocity of the electrons if the current is 10 amps?
For copper,
s = 5.8*10^{7} S/M  
Here
A = ¼ p (3*10^{3})^{2} = 7.0686*10^{6} m² 
Thus,
vd = (.0032*.1/(5.8*10^{7}*7.0686*10^{6}))*10 = 7.805*10^{6} m/s 
b. Reciprocal System
In the Reciprocal System, the natural unit of velocity is 2.99793*10^{8} m/s (the speed of light) and the natural unit of current, which is also a velocity, is 1.0535*10^{3} amperes. The conversion is thus
2.99793*10^{8} m/s/1.05353*10^{3} amps = 2.8456048*10^{11} m/s/amps. 
Hence the “drift” velocity of electrons (here uncharged and massless) in the Reciprocal System is
vd = 2.846*10^{11}*I m/s 
(10)

EXAMPLE: For the case of the previous example,
vd = 2.846*10^{11}*10 = 2.846*10^{12} m/s 
(11)

The answer of the Reciprocal System is 3.646*10^{17} times the answer of conventional theory!
Of course, the number of electrons passing a given point per second must be the same in both theories.
In the conventional theory,
N = (10 C/s)(1 electron/1.6*10^{19}C) = 6.25*10^{19} elec/s 
In the Reciprocal System,
N = 3.15842*10^{6} esu/s*1 electron/4.80287*10^{10}esu *10 amps/1.05353*10^{3} amps 
The difference in “drift” velocities must therefore be due to vastly different numbers of electrons in the matter of the two theories. More about this in another paper.
 Encyclopedia Britannica, Vol. 6, pp. 665672.
 Ibid., p. 667.
 R. Satz, “Further Mathematics of the Reciprocal System,” Reciprocity, Vol. X, No. 3.
 R. Satz, “Photoionization and Photomagnetization in the Reciprocal System,”Reciprocity, Vol. XII, No. 1.