Each voltage-gated K+ channel has just one gate, an activation gate. At the resting potential, the activation gate on most K+ channels is closed.

Each voltage-gated K+ channel has just one gate, an activation gate. At the resting potential, the activation gate on most K+ channels is closed. Depolarization of the membrane slowly opens the K+ channel”s activation gate. How do these channel properties contribute to the production of an action potential?