1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Sources and Sinks

  1. Jun 9, 2014 #1
    Positive charges are sometimes called "sources" and negative charges are called "sinks" of electric field . How can one define this terminology..??
  2. jcsd
  3. Jun 9, 2014 #2

    D H

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor

    It's just a sign convention. Why do people get so hung up on sign conventions?
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook