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10.2: Electric Fields

  • Page ID
    2294
    • Contributed by Wendell Potter and David Webb et al.
    • Physics at UC Davis

    An electric field is a vector field that associates to each point in space the Coulomb force experienced by a unit electric charge. Electric fields converge and diverge at electric charges and they can be induced by time-varying magnetic fields. The electric field combines with the magnetic field to form the electromagnetic field.