Question 7

**(a)** An electrostatic field line is a continuous curve. That is, a field line cannot have sudden breaks. Why not?

**(b)** Explain why two field lines never cross each other at any point?

Answer

** (a)** An electrostatic field line is a continuous curve because a charge experiences a continuous force when traced in an electrostatic field. The field line cannot have sudden breaks because the charge moves continuously and does not jump from one point to the other.

**(b)** If two field lines cross each other at a point, then electric field intensity will show two directions at that point. This is not possible. Hence, two field lines never cross each other.

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(b) Is there a transfer of mass from wool to polythene?

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- Q:-
A polythene piece rubbed with wool is found to have a negative charge of 3 × 10

^{−7}C.(a) Estimate the number of electrons transferred (from which to which?)

(b) Is there a transfer of mass from wool to polythene?

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2018-09-22 08:38:03

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2018-05-23 21:08:59

Very helpful

ASHUTOSH
2018-05-03 19:47:27

CONTINUOUS CURVE MEAN

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