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What is an electric field? How do you determine the magnitude and direction of the field at a given point?

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Step 1

The electric field at any point is the force experienced by a test charge at that point due to the given source charge.

Step 2

Mathematically,

 

(I)
Here Fis the force experienced by the test charge andQis the test charge
t
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(I) Here Fis the force experienced by the test charge andQis the test charge t

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Step 3

According to Coulomb’s law, the force be...

1 Qg
F =
4TE
Here, Q and q are the charges of the charged particles andris the distance between the charged particles
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1 Qg F = 4TE Here, Q and q are the charges of the charged particles andris the distance between the charged particles

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