- #1

Neuronic

- 3

- 0

I don't really get how its different from a force. Isn't it referred to as a "force field"?

You are using an out of date browser. It may not display this or other websites correctly.

You should upgrade or use an alternative browser.

You should upgrade or use an alternative browser.

- Thread starter Neuronic
- Start date

- #1

Neuronic

- 3

- 0

I don't really get how its different from a force. Isn't it referred to as a "force field"?

- #2

TD

Homework Helper

- 1,022

- 0

As far as I know, it's not exactly a force.

An E-field is defined as followed:

[tex]\vec E \equiv \mathop {\lim }\limits_{q_0 \to 0} \frac{{\vec F}}{{q_0 }}[/tex]

Here is [itex]q_0[/itex] a test charge and [itex]\vec F[/itex] the electric force.

Therefore, an E-field is a force per charge so in N/C.

Since I didn't really know how to explain you this further, here's a quote from the Wikipedia: "an electric field or E-field is an effect produced by an electric charge that exerts a force on charged objects in its vicinity.".

Hope that helps

An E-field is defined as followed:

[tex]\vec E \equiv \mathop {\lim }\limits_{q_0 \to 0} \frac{{\vec F}}{{q_0 }}[/tex]

Here is [itex]q_0[/itex] a test charge and [itex]\vec F[/itex] the electric force.

Therefore, an E-field is a force per charge so in N/C.

Since I didn't really know how to explain you this further, here's a quote from the Wikipedia: "an electric field or E-field is an effect produced by an electric charge that exerts a force on charged objects in its vicinity.".

Hope that helps

Last edited:

- #3

marlon

- 3,777

- 11

Neuronic said:

I don't really get how its different from a force. Isn't it referred to as a "force field"?

Scroll down to the https://www.physicsforums.com/journal.php?s=&action=view&journalid=13790&perpage=10&page=7 [Broken] entry. The answers to your questions are all in it

marlon

Last edited by a moderator:

Share:

- Last Post

- Replies
- 6

- Views
- 382

- Last Post

- Replies
- 4

- Views
- 248

- Last Post

- Replies
- 6

- Views
- 307

- Last Post

- Replies
- 14

- Views
- 619

- Last Post

- Replies
- 1

- Views
- 248

- Replies
- 14

- Views
- 452

- Replies
- 21

- Views
- 91

- Replies
- 16

- Views
- 137

- Last Post

- Replies
- 2

- Views
- 155

- Last Post

- Replies
- 9

- Views
- 358