What are the properties of Electric Lines of Force ?
Properties of Electric Lines of Force are:
1)The tangent to the line of force at a point gives the direction of Electric field intensity at that point.
2) Electric lines of forces never cross each other. This point can be cleared easily through a figure.
Let us suppose that two lines intersect at a point. So draw tangents to that point along the lines of force. You will see that their will be two directions of the electric field intensity at a single point, which is not possible.
3)Electric Lines of Force start from positive charges and end at negative charges.
4)They do not form any closed loop.
1.Lines of force start from a +ve charge and end at the -ve charge.
2.Lines of force do not intersect each other,if they do as,at the poin of intersection lines of force will have two directions and that is not possible.
3 .Lines of force contract longitudannally in case of 2 unlike charges and exert a lateral presssure btwn 2 like charges.
4.Lines of force do not form any closed loops.
5.electric lines of force do not pass through a charged conducto r,as the electric field inside a charged conductor is zero.
6.In a charge free region,electri lines of force can be taken as continous curves.