An electrostatic field line is a continuous curve and cannot have sudden breaks. Why not?

Asked by  | 27th Feb, 2010, 11:18: PM

Expert Answer:

Dear student,

Electrostatic filed line line is a curve drawn in such a way that the tangent at each point on the curve gives the direction of electric field at that point.

Important properties of field lines are:
a. Field lines are continuous curves without any breaks.
b. Two field lines cannot cross each other.
c. Electrostatic field lines start at positive charges and end at negative charges – they cannot form closed loops.

Hope this helps.

Answered by  | 1st Mar, 2010, 11:52: AM

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