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The direction of the electric field shown in each part of

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Problem 1CQ

The direction of the electric field shown in each part of Figure 24.5 is that produced by the charge distribution in the wire. Justify the direction shown in each part, using the Coulomb force law and the definition of E = F / q , where q is a positive test charge.

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Consider the figure 24.5 provided in the textbook.

An electric field emanates from a positive charge while terminates in a negative charge. Therefore, the direction of the electric field is bound to be from the positive charge towards the negative charge. And a positive test charge placed in an electric field experiences a force having a direction same as that of the field.

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Textbook: College Physics
Edition: 1
Author: Paul Peter Urone, Roger Hinrichs
ISBN: 9781938168000

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