Visualizing Electric Fields

 
Electrical field lines due to a single positive charge.
 
 
 
 
Electrical field lines due to two unequal positive charges.
(Note that the density of the lines is a measure of the magnitude of the force.)
 
 


Electrical field lines due to two charges which are equal in magnitude but opposite
in sign (or due to a positive charge above a planar conductor.)
 
 


 Electrical field lines associated with a charged parallel capacitor.



This page was prepared and is maintained by R. Victor Jones
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Last updated March 5, 1999