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Postby TGTS0907129» Direction of electric field vector

Describe the direction of electric field vector


Electric field strength is a vector quantity. Unlike a scalar quantity, a vector quantity is not fully described unless there is a direction associated with it. The magnitude of the electric field vector is calculated as the force per charge on any given test charge located within the electric field. The force on the test charge could be directed either towards the source charge or directly away from it. The precise direction of the force is dependent upon whether the test charge and the source charge have the same type of charge (in which repulsion occurs) or the opposite type of charge (in which attraction occurs).

By TGTS0907129 on 11/10/2015 12:48:49 AM
TGTS0907129 on 11/9/2015 11:37:50 PM

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