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Electric field

spatial distribution of vectors representing the force applied to a charged test particle

An electric field is a vector field that shows the direction that a positively charged particle will move when placed in the field. Electric fields are produced around objects that have electrical charge, or by a magnetic field that changes with time. Electric field lines are used to represent the influence of electric field. [1] The idea of an electric field was first made by Michael Faraday.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Richard Feynman (1970). The Feynman Lectures on Physics Vol II. Addison Wesley Longman. ISBN 978-0-201-02115-8. 
  2. "Michael Faraday". Retrieved 2015-06-30.