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Like mass, electric charge is a fundamental property of matter. The unit of charge is the Coulomb (C).
An electric charge, as a point in space, creates a disturbance called an electric field. It is a vector field (intensity or magnitude and, direction at any point in the field) represented by E. The unit is the Volt per meter [V/m].
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- To identify properties of the electric field: direction, intensity, symmetry, superposition principle.
- To know how to define the field lines and equipotentials of a charge distribution.
The electric field vector E created by a charge, Q1, at point P in space is defined by:
- Its direction: The field created by Q1 is aligned with charge Q1 . It is directed towards the charge…
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