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Which Among the Curves Shown in Fig Cannot Possibly Represent Electrostatic Field Lines? - Physics

Which among the curves shown in Fig. 1.35 cannot possibly represent electrostatic field lines?

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Solution

(a) The field lines showed in (a) do not represent electrostatic field lines because field lines must be normal to the surface of the conductor.

(b) The field lines showed in (b) do not represent electrostatic field lines because the field lines cannot emerge from a negative charge and cannot terminate at a positive charge.

(c) The field lines showed in (c) represent electrostatic field lines. This is because the field lines emerge from the positive charges and repel each other.

(d) The field lines showed in (d) do not represent electrostatic field lines because the field lines should not intersect each other.

(e) The field lines showed in (e) do not represent electrostatic field lines because closed loops are not formed in the area between the field lines.

Concept: Electric Field Lines
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NCERT Class 12 Physics Textbook
Chapter 1 Electric Charge and Fields
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