Correct answer:The current flows through this circuit counterclockwise.
Using the right hand rule for the conventional current in the wire, the right thumb is pointed along the wire pointing to the right in the wire at the bottom of the circuit.
At point the fingers curl around and point down, into the screen.
Which direction does conventional current travel?
Electrons flow from the negative terminal to the positive. Conventional current or simply current, behaves as if positive charge carriers cause current flow. Conventional current flows from the positive terminal to the negative.
What is the current direction in the wire?
In metal wires, current is carried by negatively charged electrons, so the positive current arrow points in the opposite direction the electrons move. This has been the sign convention for 270 years, ever since Ben Franklin named electric charges with + and – signs.
Which direction clockwise or counterclockwise does an electron travel through the wire?
The electrons travel in a direction opposite the direction of the electric field, hence they will travel counterclockwise through the wire.
Why does current flow from positive to negative?
The flow of electric current occurs because we have a high potential of electrons gathered at the positive terminal and a low potential of electrons at the negative terminal.