. State whether the current


(a) State whether the current is a scalar or vector? What does the direction of current convey?

(b) State whether the potential is a scalar or vector? What does the positive and negative sign of potential convey?

 

Best Answer

(a) Current is a scalar quantity. The direction of current conveys that the electrons flow opposite to the direction of flow of current.

(b) Potential is a scalar quantity. The positive sign of potential states that work has to be done on the positive test charge against the repulsive force due to the positive charge in bringing it from infinity. Negative sign of potential states that the work done on the negative test charge is due to the attractive force.

 

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