# Is current vector or scalar?

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### Is current a vector or a scalar?

Definitely current is a SCALAR. Current density, of course, is a vector quantity Current = charge / time Both charge and time are scalars Current density = current / area Here area is a vector quantity Hence scalar product of current density and area give scalar quantity i.e. current. So electric current is a scalar Of course we assign +ve and -ve sign to currents. It is not because of direction as we do incase…

### Is electric current a vector quantity?

We generally think of electric current as a scalar quantity. When we think of 1/4th amp or 20 amps, we think of an amount (a scalar quantity) of current flow. On another plane, the electromagnetic forces at work in current generation are actually force vectors. In the traditional sense, electric current, which is the movement of electrons, is from negative to positive. This is not a vector, though. In the macro or "large" world, think…