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Electric field and potential

Like mass, electric charge is a fundamental property of matter. The unit of charge is the Coulomb (C).

An electric charge, as a point in space, creates a disturbance called an electric field.  It is a vector field (intensity or magnitude and, direction at any point in the field) represented by E.  The unit is the Volt per meter [V/m].

Click on the charge and slide to change its location.

Slide the slider on the left to change the charge value.

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