Postby TGTS0907129» Electric field vector towards source charge

Whether the electric field vector is directed towards or away from the source charge

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To resolve the dilemma of whether the electric field vector is directed towards or away from the source charge, a convention has been established. The worldwide convention that is used by scientists is to define the direction of the electric field vector as the direction that a positive test charge is pushed or pulled when in the presence of the electric field. By using the convention of a positive test charge, everyone can agree upon the direction of E.

By TGTT30071258 on 11/16/2015 3:32:53 AM
TGTS0907129 on 11/10/2015 12:53:19 AM
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