# What is the direction of the electric field on a negative charge?

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The principle is: electric field lines always approach negatively charged objects and are directed away from positively charged objects.

## What is the direction of electric field due to a negative charge?

Answer: The electric field created due to the negative charge is radially inwards.

## What is the direction of the field for positive & negative charge?

The direction of an electric field for positive charge density is in outward direction and perpendicular to the plane infinite sheet. And for the negative charge density the direction of the field is in inward direction and perpendicular to the sheet.

## Can the electric field be negative?

An electric field can never be negative. An electric field is a force experienced by the charge divided by the magnitude of the charge. … So even if the charge is negative in nature, its magnitude will also be positive and therefore, an electric field can never be negative.

## What is the direction of the electric field at the origin?

The direction is away positive charge, and toward a negative one. At the origin, q1 will produce an E-field vector that points left, and q2 gives an E-field vector to the right.

## What is the direction of the electric field at point P?

The electric field at point P caused by each charge is equal in magnitude, but opposite in direction. Adding them together results in no net electric field at the centre point.

## What is the direction of the electric field at a point directly to the left of a positive charge?

The electric field points to the left because the force on a negative charge is opposite to the direction of the field. The electric field points to the right because the force on a negative charge is in the same direction as the field.

## Is the electric field positive or 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 is electric field from positive to negative?

Since the electrostatic field is always directed away from positive charges and toward negative charges, field lines must go away from positive charges and toward negative ones.

## What is negative electric field?

A negative electric field just means: a field pointing/pushing opposite to what a positive field would do.

## What is the direction of electric charge?

The direction of an electric current is by convention the direction in which a positive charge would move. Thus, the current in the external circuit is directed away from the positive terminal and toward the negative terminal of the battery. Electrons would actually move through the wires in the opposite direction.

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## What is the direction of electric field in pn junction?

The direction of electric field is from N- side to P-side in PN junction diode.