charge flows from high potential to low potential or vice versa?give reason

Asked by Naman Mansotra | 8th Jun, 2014, 08:01: PM

Expert Answer:

A charge always flow in such a way that it tends to have negative work done(W).
work done by a charge(q) is given as W =Syntax error from line 1 column 49 to line 1 column 72. Unexpected '<mstyle '.
If charge is positive, then work done(W) by the positive charge will be negative if Syntax error from line 1 column 49 to line 1 column 72. Unexpected '<mstyle '. is negative i.e if the potential falls.
Hence a positive charge always flow from higher potential to lower potential.
Now, If charge is negative, then work done(W) by the negative charge will be negative if Syntax error from line 1 column 49 to line 1 column 72. Unexpected '<mstyle '. is positive i.e if the potential rises.
Hence a negative charge always flow from lower potential to higher potential.

Answered by Ravindra Kapal | 20th Jun, 2014, 12:26: AM