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Why direction of electric field is taken outward(away) for a positive charge and inward(toward) for a negative charge
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Aman Pandey 3 years, 7 months ago

Because positive charges have tendency to loss free electrons and hence the field created outside the positive charge.

Nishu Sahu 3 years, 7 months ago

Because electric field lines are drawn by taking a positive charge near the charge whose electric field should be determined. So when a positive charge is taken near positive charge then it repel the charge ,therefore it is outward. In case negative charge attract positive charge so it is inward.

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