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Postby TGTS0907129» Electric field intensity at isolated point

Describe the electric field intensity near an isolated point charge


A useful expression for the electric field intensity due to an isolated point charge Q may be obtained as follows: Imagine a small positive charge q placed at a distance s from Q. The force between these charges, by Coulomb’s law, is

From the definition of electric field strength

From the definition

Since electric field intensity is a vector quantity, the resultant of two or more field intensities is obtained by taking the vector sum of the various field intensities. When there are a number of charges near appoint, the electric field intensity at the point is obtained by taking the vector sum of component intensities.

By TGTT24071251 on 12/8/2015 3:10:29 AM
TGTS0907129 on 11/26/2015 9:49:12 PM

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