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! We define the electric field in terms of the force it exerts on a positive point charge: ! Unit of the electric field: N/C (Newtons per Coulomb) ! Note that the electric force is parallel to the electric field and is proportional
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Unformatted text preview: to the charge • The force on a negative charge will be in the opposite direction August 12, 2010 University Physics, Chapter 22 5 Precise Definition of Electric Field Thursday, September 2, 2010...
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2011 for the course PHYS 241 taught by Professor Wei during the Fall '08 term at Purdue.

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