Current Density

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Current density

A vector quantity equal in magnitude to the instantaneous rate of flow of electric charge, perpendicular to a chosen surface, per unit area per unit time. If a wire of cross-sectional area A carries a current I, the current density J is I/A. The units of J in the rationalized meter-kilogram-second system are amperes per square meter.

Current Density


a vector quantity whose magnitude is equal to the electric charge flowing per unit time per unit area, where the area is perpendicular to the direction of motion of the charge. If the charge density (the charge per unit volume) is equal to ρ, then the current density is j = ρv, where v is the average velocity of the ordered flow of the charges. When the distribution of the current density is uniform over the cross section of the conductor, the current I is equal to jS, where S is the cross-sectional area of the conductor.

current density

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The current per unit cross-sectional area of a conductor; a specialization of the physics definition. Also known as electric current density.
A vector quantity whose component perpendicular to any surface equals the rate of flow of some conserved, indestructible quantity across that surface per unit area per unit time. Also known as current.
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