Vectors in Electric Fields

An electric field is produced by a positively or negatively charged object or particle. It is the area around the said charged object or particle in which other charged objects and particles experience either an attractive force or a repulsive force, depending on the charges of the particles or objects (opposite charges attract, same charges repel). The electric field can be represented as a field of vectors with the charged object or particle in the center being the source of the field. The amount of force exerted on a particle by a certain particle decreases the further away they are from each other, in this way the magnitude of the vectors decrease as their distance from the reference particle.

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