# what is current?

what is current?

The flow of charge is called current
Mathematical   I = q/t

Current is the flow of electrons through a conductor, measured in amperes

Current the flow of charge, measured in amperes (1 ampere = 1 coulomb/second)

Current is the flow of electrons in a conductor.the flow electrons due to the voltage applied to it.the unit of current is Ampere or coulomb/sec.

Flow of free electrons

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