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

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

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

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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) represents 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.

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Chapter 1: Electric Charges and Fields - Exercise [Page 48]

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Chapter 1 Electric Charges and Fields
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Chapter 1 Electric Charge and Fields
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