## When can an electric field be measured at any point from the force on a stationary test charge at that point?

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When can an electric field be measured at any point from the force on a stationary test charge at that point?

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6 months 2021-08-19T19:35:03+00:00 1 Answers 0 views 0

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Electric field be measured at any point from the force on a stationary test charge at that point, when the force on the test charge is generated only by the coulomb field (E) of static charges.

Explanation:

Total force on a test charge is given as;

F = qE + q(V x B)

F = q(E + V x B)

Where;

F is the total force on the test charge

q is the test charge

E is the electric field

B is the magnetic field

V is the velocity of the test charge

F = q(E + V x B)

for a stationary test charge, V = 0

The equation above reduces to;

F = qE

Thus, electric field be measured at any point from the force on a stationary test charge at that point, when the force on the test charge is generated only by the coulomb field (E) of static charges.