Is potential difference vector or scalar and how?

Asked by Gurinder | 28th Sep, 2015, 08:21: PM

Expert Answer:

In DC circuits, there is no frequency component, potential difference, measured in volts. Hence, we represent potential difference as a scalar.

In AC circuits, the frequency element, the voltage current remains to be out of phase to each other due to frequency-related component and the oppositions of wires. In such a case, we represent potential difference as a vector, having a real and imaginary component. 

Answered by Priyanka Kumbhar | 29th Sep, 2015, 09:11: AM