Electric Field Due to a Point Charge
Remember that the electric force is given by Coulomb's Law,
This electric force F can also be described in terms of the electric field E,
The electric field E due to a point charge Q is given by
Remember, the electric field E is still a vector!
What is the electric field a distance of 1 m from a positive charge of 1 C?
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