the tangents electric field lines represent the direction of electric field, i could not catch it, can u describe it?

Asked by Yash Kumar | 14th Aug, 2010, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

The tangent to the electric field line gives the direction of electric force at the tangent point. Not exactly but a simple analogy might help to understand, in slingshot, as the stone feels the force along a tangent line to the circular trajectory, in the same way a charge feels electric force tangent to the electric field line.

Answered by  | 15th Aug, 2010, 02:31: PM

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