An electric field is a vector quantity whose direction is defined as the direction that a positive test charge would be pushed when placed in the field. Thus, the electric field direction about a positive source charge is **always directed away from the positive source**.

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## What is the direction of electric field intensity for a positive charge?

The electric field intensity due to a positive charge is **always directed away from the charge** and the intensity due to a negative charge is always directed towards the charge.

## How do you determine the direction of electric field intensity?

The direction of electric field produced by positive charges is **radially outward from the charge**, i.e. away from the point charge. The direction of electric field produced by negative charges is radially toward the charge, i.e. towards the point charge. Hence the answer is option (A) $mathop textilimits^ to $.

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## What is the direction of the electric field?

Electric field is defined as the electric force per unit charge. The direction of the field is taken to be the direction of the force it would exert on a positive test charge. The electric field is **radially outward from a positive charge and radially in toward a negative point charge**.

## What is the direction of electric field intensity due to an electric dipole at a point on its axial line?

The direction of the electric field at an axial point of an electric dipole is **same as that of its dipole moment** and at an equatorial point it is opposite to that of dipole moment TLC.

## Why the direction of electric field is from positive to negative?

The electric field points from the positive to the negative plate- **left to right**. … An electron will move in the opposite direction of the electric field because of its negative charge. Therefore it will move toward the left. One could also think in terms of the electron being attracted to the positively charged plate.

## What is the direction of electric charge?

The direction of an electric current is by convention the direction in which **a positive charge would move**. Thus, the current in the external circuit is directed away from the positive terminal and toward the negative terminal of the battery. Electrons would actually move through the wires in the opposite direction.

## When a positive charge moves in the direction of the electric field what happens?

If the positive charge moves in the direction of the field, **the field does positive work on the charge**. If the negative charge moves opposite the direction of the field, the field does positive work on the charge. If the negative charge moves in the direction of the field, the field does negative work on the charge.

## Is electric field positive or negative?

Electric field **is not negative**. It is a vector and thus has negative and positive directions. An electron being negatively charged experiences a force against the direction of the field. For a positive charge, the force is along the field.

## What is the direction of the electric field at a point directly below a negative charge q?

The electric field points to **the left** because the force on a negative charge is opposite to the direction of the field.

## What is dipole direction?

The electric dipole moment, a vector, is directed **along the line from negative charge toward positive charge**. Dipole moments tend to point along the direction of the surrounding electric field.

## What is the angle between the direction of electric field due to an electric dipole and its dipole moment at any i axial point II equatorial point?

The angle between the direction of electric field at any axial point and equatorial point due an electric dipole is **180∘**.

## In which direction does electric field point a position directly east of a negative charge?

Electric fields point in the direction of decreasing potential. If there is only one negative charge, the **most negative spot would be directly where the charge is**. If we measure the electric field to its west, the field would be pointing to the charge, which is to that point’s east.

## What is electric field intensity due to electric dipole?

E acts in the direction of the dipole moment. Therefore, the expression for the electric field intensity due to an electric dipole at a point on its axial line is **E=q4π∈∘**.

## Where is the direction of positive charges electric field lines How about negative charges field lines?

**Electric field lines point away from positive charges** (like charges repel) and towards negative charges (unlike charges attract). Field lines are drawn closer together where the field is stronger. Field lines do not touch or cross each other. Field lines are drawn perpendicular to a charge or charged surface.

## Is electric field always positive?

An electric field **is neither positive or negative**. It is defined as being the force acting per unit positive charge .

## When a positively charged ion moves in the same direction as the electric field How does the electric potential energy change?

When work is done on a positive test charge to move it from one location to another, **potential energy increases and electric potential increases**.

## What is the direction of the electric field at the corner?

The direction of the electric field is **radially outward for a positive charge**, and radially inward for a negative charge.

## Why is electric field intensity negative?

**An electric field can never be negative**. An electric field is a force experienced by the charge divided by the magnitude of the charge. … So even if the charge is negative in nature, its magnitude will also be positive and therefore, an electric field can never be negative.

## What is the direction of the electric field at the origin?

The direction is away positive charge, and toward a negative one. At the origin, q1 will produce an E-field vector that points **left**, and q2 gives an E-field vector to the right.

## In which direction does electric field point at a position directly east of a positive charge?

The direction of electric field is radially outward for a positive charge and radially inward for a negative charge. Thus, for the electric field points **toward SOUTH** at a position directly south of a positive charge.

## Do dipoles go from positive to negative?

The convention in chemistry is that **the arrow representing the dipole moment goes from positive to negative**. Physicist tend to use the opposite orientation. The vector points from positive to negative, on both the molecular (net) dipole moment and the individual bond dipoles.

## What is the formula and direction of dipole moment?

Do remember that, the dipole moment is a vector measure whose direction runs from negative to a positive charge. The formula for electric dipole moment for a pair of equal & opposite charges is **p = qd**, the magnitude of the charges multiplied by the distance between the two.

## What is the angle between the electric dipole moment and the field intensity due to a dipole at any axial point?

the angle between electric dipole moment and electric field strength due to dipole on axial line is **180°**.

## What is the direction of electric field and electric dipole moment at a point on equator of a dipole?

The direction of electric field intensity at a point on the equatorial line of an electric dipole of dipole moment is. **perpendicular to the equatorial line and opposite to p.** along the equatorial line towards the dipole.

## What is the angle between the electric dipole moment p and the electric field strength E lohen the dipole is in a stable equilibrium?

The dipole is in stable equilibrium, when the torque on it is zero. Since →τ=→p×→E, therefore **τ = 0** when the angle between →p and →E = 0.

## What is the electric field due to a point charge?

The magnitude of the electric field E created by a point charge Q is **E=k|Q|r2 E = k | Q | r 2** , where r is the distance from Q. The electric field E is a vector and fields due to multiple charges add like vectors.