is electric current is scalor or vector

is electric current is scalor or vector

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Mukesh Sharma
askIITians Faculty 43 Points
9 years ago
We generally think of electric current as a scalar quantity. When we think of
1/4th amp or 20 amps, we think of an amount (a scalar quantity) of current flow.On another plane, the electromagnetic forces at work in current generation are actually force vectors. In the traditional sense, electric current, which is the movement of electrons, is from negative to positive. This is not a vector,
though. In the macro or "large" world, think of current as scalar.
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Mukesh Sharma
AskIITians Faculty
37 Points
9 years ago

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