What is Current Density? - QS Study
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Current density at a point is defined as the quantity of charge passing per unit time through unit area, taken perpendicular to the direction of flow of charge at that point.


The current density J for a current I flowing across a conductor having an area of cross section A is:

J = (q/t)/A = I/A

Current density is a vector quantity. It is expressed in A m-2