# What are the 4 important properties of electric field lines?

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## What are the properties of electric field lines?

Properties of Electric field force lines:

• These field lines never intersect each other.
• These field lines are perpendicular to the surface of the charge.
• The magnitude of charge and number of field lines both are proportional to each other.

## What are 3 characteristics of an electric field?

Properties of an Electric Field

• Field lines never intersect each other.
• They are perpendicular to the surface charge.
• The field is strong when the lines are close together, and it is weak when the field lines move apart from each other.
• The number of field lines is directly proportional to the magnitude of the charge.

## Why is electric lines of force important?

What is its importance? An electric line of force is an imaginary straight or curved path along which a small positive test charge is supposed to move when free to do so. The tangent at a point on an electric line of force gives the direction of the resultant electric field at that point.

## 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.

## How do you know if an electric field is uniform?

If an electric field has the same magnitude and same direction everywhere in a given space then the electric field is considered uniform. If the force exerted on the charge is the same no matter where the charge is located in the electric field, then we understand that the given electric field is uniform.

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