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Voltage question

  1. Feb 16, 2012 #1
    does the magnitude of voltage influence the direction that the electric field points? im asking because I think I heard that E points from high to low Voltage... is this correct?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 16, 2012 #2
    The direction of an electric field points the direction in which a + charge will move so it is from + to -
    in electronics it is common for + voltage to be called 'high' and - voltage ' low'
    I think this is where confusion might come about.
    It has got nothing to do with the magnitude of the voltage
     
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