Displacement Current: Definition & Function


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Who is the famous physicist credited with the development of the theory of displacement current?

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1. Which of the following could be a discrepancy in Ampere's law as it was originally written?

2. Which of the following terms in the equation below is displacement current?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What do you know about displacement current? You'll be answering questions on key subjects like the individual who developed the theory of displacement current and a discrepancy in the original writing of Ampere's law.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See how much you know about the following topics:

  • Displacement current term in an equation
  • Influence on magnetic fields from the addition of the displacement current term to Ampere's law
  • Two laws working together to propagate electromagnetic radiation

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on the displacement current, including an original discrepancy in Ampere's law
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the person who is credited with the development of the theory of displacement current and the two laws that work together to form electromagnetic radiation
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the additional of the displacement current to Ampere's law and how it's connected to magnetic fields

Additional Learning

Learn more about this topic with the lesson named Displacement Current: Definition & Function. These topics will be studied in greater detail:

  • Conduction current
  • Displacement current definition
  • Formula for displacement current
  • An electromagnetic wave