Electric field intensity

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electric field intensity

The magnitude of the electric field at any point.

Strictly speaking, the electric field is the set of all values of the electric field strength, but electric field and electric field intensity (as well as electric field strength and electric vector) are used more or less interchangeably. The trend is to use electric field both for the field taken as a whole and for its value at any point, context being sufficient to determine precise meaning.

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