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Intersection of electric field lines.

  1. May 15, 2013 #1
    Field lines do not intersect because at their point of intersection,we would get two tangents indicating two directions of electric field at that point.
    Suppose the two filed lines JUST touch at a single point.
    wouldnt there be only a single tangent at the point??
     
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  3. May 15, 2013 #2

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    Field lines intersect at point-charge sources. There the field becomes singular, and that's why there is no well defined tangent of field lines there either.
     
  4. May 16, 2013 #3
    so that means theyll never intersect at a singular,distinct point in space?
     
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