a small test charge is realease from rest at a point in an elec. field. will it travel along field line at that point? why?

Asked by Tushar Jandial | 12th Feb, 2014, 09:54: AM

Expert Answer:

If the field line is a straight line, then the test charge will move along the field line at that point.
This happens because the electric field gives the direction of acceleration and not velocity (that is, movement).

Answered by  | 12th Feb, 2014, 11:59: AM

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