electric lines of force
- Within an electric field, imaginary lines whose tangent at any given point represent the direction of said electric field at that point. Electric lines of force are utilized to represent the electric field surrounding a charged particle or body, and the closer together the lines, the greater the strength of the said field. Also called electric lines of flux, electric flux lines, electric force lines, electrostatic flux, lines of force (1), or force lines (1).
- synonym electric flux lines
- synonym electric lines of flux
- synonym electrostatic flux
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