3.18 Answer the following questions:

(a) A steady current flows in a metallic conductor of non-uniform cross-section. Which of these quantities is constant along the conductor: current, current density, electric field, drift speed?

Answers (1)

The current flowing through the conductor is constant for a steady current flow.

Also, current density, electric field, and drift speed are inversely proportional to the area of cross-section. Hence, not constant.

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