Class 10 Physics Electricity Electric Current and Electric Circuit

Electric Current and Electric Circuit

Electric current is rate of flow of electric charge or the amount of charge flowing through a particular area in unit time.

  • Until the discovery of electrons, the electric current was considered to be a flow of positive charge and the direction was considered from positive terminal of the battery to the negative terminal.
  • In reality, electric current is flow of negatively charges particles called electrons. These flow from negative terminal of the battery to the positive terminal.
  • As a convention, the direction of current is taken opposite to the direction of flow of electrons.

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