Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0133942651
ISBN 13: 978-0-13394-265-1

Chapter 23 - The Electric Field - Conceptual Questions: 1

Answer

Following are the procedures: 1. A positive test charge placed at the point in space and thus measuring the force. 2. Use $E= \frac{F}{q}$ to get the magnitude of electric field. 3. Direction of field will be the same as the direction of the motion of $q$ since, $q$ is positive. Thus, as the test charge is positive, the direction of electric field will be in the direction of force on it.

Work Step by Step

Following are the procedures: 1. A positive test charge placed at the point in space and thus measuring the force. 2. Use $E= \frac{F}{q}$ to get the magnitude of electric field. 3. Direction of field will be the same as the direction of the motion of $q$ since, $q$ is positive. Thus, as the test charge is positive, the direction of electric field will be in the direction of force on it.
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