please answer that why to call electric feild lines as lines of force is not apt?

Asked by shuchiu | 9th Apr, 2011, 08:43: PM

Expert Answer:

A line of force represents a field of force, such as an electric or magnetic field, such that the tangent at any point is the direction of the field vector at that point.
For electric field, this representation must aptly be called ' electric lines of force' because just stating ' lines of force' could also mean magnetic lines of force in Faraday's extended sense, synonymous with Maxwell's line of induction.

Answered by  | 11th Apr, 2011, 11:50: AM

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