1.an electrostatic field line cannot be discontinous.why?
2.a proton is placed in a uniform electric field directed along the positive X-axis.in which direction will it tend to move?

Asked by Shunmathi Gs | 30th Jun, 2014, 09:26: PM

Expert Answer:

1. An electrostatic field line is the path of a positively charged particle in an electric field.Electric field is always continuous(directed from higher to lower potential) and exist at all points around a charge distribution. Hence an electrostatic field line is a continuous curve and cannot have sudden breaks.

2. When a proton is placed in an uniform electric field ,the proton will tend to move along the positive X- axis in the direction of electric field.

Answered by Jyothi Nair | 1st Jul, 2014, 09:42: AM