Electric Fields

The discovery of Coulomb’s law, and the behavior or motion of charged particles near other charged particles led to the development of the electric field concept. A field can be considered a type of energy in space, or energy with position. A field is usually visualized as a set of lines surrounding the body, however these lines do not exist, they are strictly a mathematical construct to describe motion. Fields are used in electricity, magnetism, gravity and almost all aspects of modern physics. An electric field is the region around an electric charge in which an electric force is exerted … More