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If a charge is placed at rest in an electric field , will its path be along a line of force ? Discuss the situation when the lines of forces are straight and when thay are curved.

If a charge is placed at rest in an electric field , will its path be along a line of force ? Discuss the situation when the lines of forces are straight and when thay are curved.

Grade:Upto college level

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Prajwal kr
49 Points
8 years ago
In all cases, it is tangential to field lines. Obviously for a straight line of force, the line itself is the direction of force. For other curves, it is tangential at each point.

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