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The electric field is perpendicular to the electrostatic force

  1. Mar 15, 2008 #1
    Hi,

    please any one hlep me this statment. I am doing online quiz. one question im getting problem. so, i want to know this statment true or false....


    The electric field is perpendicular to the electrostatic force ( T or F)


    Thansk!.
     
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  3. Mar 15, 2008 #2
    any idea ????

    any one get idea ??
     
  4. Mar 15, 2008 #3

    Doc Al

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    What do you think? Imagine a charge within an electric field. What direction does the force point?
     
  5. Mar 15, 2008 #4
    F=qE. q(charge) is just a scalar...
     
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