Is electric field positive?

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When they are represented by lines of force, or field lines, electric fields are depicted as starting on positive charges and terminating on negative charges… The magnitude of the electric field around an electric charge, considered as source of the electric field, depends on how the charge is distributed in space.

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An electric field is neither positive or negative. It is defined as being the force acting per unit positive charge. (This means it is a vector like force is). If you move a positive charge in the direction of an elkectric field, work is done by the charge.

Electric field of a positive point electric charge suspended over an infinite sheet of conducting material. The field is depicted by electric field lines, lines which follow the direction of the electric field in space.

An electric field is neither positive or negative. It is defined as being the force acting per unit positive charge . (This means it is a vector like force is). The definition shows us that as positive charges repel, the field must be directed away from a positive charge and towards a negative charge.

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