Problem: Which of the following statements are true for electric field lines? (Select all that apply.) a. Electric field lines are close together in regions of space where the magnitude the electric field is strong and are father apart where it is weak. b. Electric field lines can never intersect. c. At every point in space, the electric field vector at that point is tangent to the electric field line through that point d. Electric field lines are close together in regions of space where the magnitude the electric field is weak and are father apart where it is strong. e. Electric field lines point away from positive charges and toward negative charges. f. Electric field lines are continuous; they do not have a beginning or an ending. g. At every point in space, the electric field vector at that point is perpendicular to the electric field line through that point.

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The following are the characteristics of electric field lines.

  • Electric field lines do not interact.
  • Electric field strength is greater when the lines are closer and weaker when the field lines are far apart.
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Which of the following statements are true for electric field lines? (Select all that apply.) 

a. Electric field lines are close together in regions of space where the magnitude the electric field is strong and are father apart where it is weak. 

b. Electric field lines can never intersect. 

c. At every point in space, the electric field vector at that point is tangent to the electric field line through that point 

d. Electric field lines are close together in regions of space where the magnitude the electric field is weak and are father apart where it is strong. 

e. Electric field lines point away from positive charges and toward negative charges. 

f. Electric field lines are continuous; they do not have a beginning or an ending. 

g. At every point in space, the electric field vector at that point is perpendicular to the electric field line through that point.

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