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

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

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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

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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

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