College Physics (4th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0073512141
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-214-3

Chapter 16 - Conceptual Questions - Page 611: 11


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If electric field lines crossed then there'd be two directions of the electric field at the point of crossing. But that means that a charged particle placed at that point would move in two different directions at that point -- a little hard for a single particle to do.
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