why does current flow from higher potential to lower potential?

Asked by jbathini | 26th Aug, 2009, 06:40: PM

Expert Answer:

Second law of thermodynamics provides the explanation, it says

1/ Heat will always flow from higher temperature to lower temperature, never in the opposite way without any external intervention,

2/Water will flow from higher level to lower level, and never in the opposite way without any external intervention,

The current also flows from higher potential to lower potential.

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Answered by  | 26th Aug, 2009, 09:11: PM

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