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May 18, 2014 8:20 PM

Electric Field

Good day!

I just have a quick question, could anyone clear up how the unit for Electric Field is Derived? From what i Know its either V/m or N/C.. but how does it get there from E=f/q?



  • LanceLK Apprentice 164 posts since
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    May 23, 2014 2:31 AM (in response to Riley)
    Electric Field

    i found a derivation of this online and basically you have to break down the units and work the equation out:




    the units of these are as follows:

    k ----- Nm^2/C^2

    q ----- C

    R^2 ----- m^2


    so that would be E = [ (Nm^2/C^2) (C) ] / (m^2)


    if you simplify you will get N/C

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