15. Explain how one ‘observes an inconsistency’ when Ampere’s circuital law is applied to the process of charging a capacitor and how this ‘contradiction’ gets removed by introducing the concept of an ‘additional current’, known as the ‘displacement current’?

Asked by Malavika Umesh | 26th Feb, 2015, 10:24: AM

Expert Answer:

Hi malu.vika@topper.com ,

The answer to the query that you have posted can be found in the NCERT-XII-PART- I text book. Please go through the page numbers 270 and 271 (Displacement current) for your answer. It explains how an inconsistency is observed when Ampere's circuital law is applied to the charging of capacitor. It also gives a detailed explanation about the concept of displacement current which removes the inconsistency. Kindly refer to it and ask us if you have any doubt regarding the explanation, We would be glad to help you.

Answered by Jyothi Nair | 26th Feb, 2015, 02:57: PM