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is current a scalar or vector.justify

is current a scalar or vector.justify

Grade:Upto college level

1 Answers

Pratham Ashish
17 Points
12 years ago
current is a scalar quantity although it has a direction as well but still because it does not follow vector algebra therefore it is a scalr quantity. IN CIRCUITS WE DEFINE THAT DIRECTION OF CURRENT IS DE DIRECTION OPP TO THE MOTION OF ELECTRONS.IT DOESNT MESN THAT ITS A VECTOR , IT REPRESENTS ONLY THE RATE OF FLOW OF CHARGES. AND WE KNOW THAT ELECTRIC CHARGE IS A SCALAR QUANTITY. ACCELERATION (RATE OF CHANGE OF VELOCITY )IS A VECTOR, BECAUSE VELOCITY IS A VECTOR.AND THE ANGULAR DISPLACEMENT THETA IS ALSO A SCALAR THOUGH IT HAS DIRECTION OF ANTICLOCKWISE/CLOCKWISE........ Please feel free to post as many doubts on our disucssion forum as you can. If you find any question difficult to understand - post it here and we will get you the answer and detailed solution very quickly. We are all IITians and here to help you in your IIT JEE preparation. All the best . Regards, Askiitians Experts Pratham IIT – Delhi

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