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Is Current a vector quantity?

  1. Sep 5, 2012 #1
    Is "Current" a vector quantity?

    Is "Current" a scalar quantity? If yes then how? Because what I know is this: "Current is the quantity which has some particular direction i.e. from higher potential electrode to the lower potential electrode. Here it has both magnitude and direction, so it should be a vector quantity".
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  3. Sep 5, 2012 #2
    Re: Is "Current" a vector quantity?

    Current is a vector in electromagnetics/electrodynamics, a scalar in time-dependent circuit theory, and a complex phasor in time harmonic and laplacian (complex frequency) circuit theory.
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