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A capacitor of capacitance 'C' is being charged by connecting it across a dc source along with an ammeter. Will the ammeter show a momentary deflection during the process of charging? If so, how would you explain this momentary deflection and the resulting continuity of current in the circuit? Write the expression for the current inside the capacitor.

Explanation:

Yes, ammeter will show a momentary deflection                                   (1/2) marks

The momentary deflection is due to the flow of electrons in the circuit    (1/2) marks

during the charging process. During the charging process the electric field between

the capacitor plates is changing and hence a displacement current flows in the gap. Hence we can say that there is a continuity current in the circuit.            (1/2) marks

Expression Id=ε0dt                                                                          (1/2) marks

 

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