# How do you imagine an electric field?

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## What is electric field imaging?

NASA Langley Research Center’s Electric Field Imaging (EFI) system is the only noncontact method capable of quantitatively measuring the magnitude and direction of electrostatic fields in near- and far-field applications.

## Where is the electric field the largest?

Electric field strength is greatest where the lines are closest together and weakest where lines are furthest apart.

## Where is the electric field the strongest?

The field is strongest where the lines are most closely spaced. The electric field lines converge toward charge 1 and away from 2, which means charge 1 is negative and charge 2 is positive.

## What’s an example of an electric field?

Examples of electric fields include the field produced in the dielectric of a parallel-plate capacitor (which creates an electrostatic field) and the electromagnetic wave produced by a radio broadcast monopole antenna (which creates a time-varying field).

## How can a magnet make an electric field?

To demonstrate that an electric current (i.e., moving electric charge) generates a magnetic field, all you need do is simply place a magnetic compass next to a wire in a circuit. When current is passed through the wire, the compass will deflect, indicating the presence of a magnetic field circling the wire.

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## What can electric fields be used for?

The electric field lines flow from positive to negative charges. Such sources are well suited for surface applications such as wound healing, corneal repair or even brain and spinal stimulation with closely-separated, inserted electrodes.

## What is electric potential difference in simple words?

Electric potential difference is the change of potential energy experienced by a test charge that has a value of +1 . Electric potential energy difference has units of joules. Electric potential difference has units of joules/coulomb.

## Can electric field be 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.

## Why do electric field never cross?

Electric field lines cannot cross. … This is because they are, by definition, a line of constant potential. The equipotential at a given point in space can only have a single value. If lines for two different values of the potential were to cross, then they would no longer represent equipotential lines.

## Are electric field lines straight?

In an uniform electric field, the field lines are straight, parallel and uniformly spaced. The electric field lines can never form closed loops, as line can never start and end on the same charge. These field lines always flow from higher potential to lower potential.