. Define displacement current

Best Answer


An alternating current only passes through the capacitor but capacitor block the flow of a direct current in the circuit.

This is because a displacement current is produced inside the plates of the capacitor which helps the current to pass through the capacitor in case of alternating current.

The formula of the displacement current is 60.


Iis the displacement current.

S is the area of the capacitor plate

D=ƐE,e  is the permittivity of the medium and E is electric field. 

Final Answer:

Hence, the electric current generated between the plates of the capacitor due to alternate current flowing in the circuit is known as displacement current.


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