The area or space surrounding an electric charge in which another charged particle may experience electrostatic force is referred to as the electric field by that charge.
- A charged particle only produces an electric field when it is at rest.
- A charged particle that is traveling at a steady speed produces an electric field and a magnetic field everywhere around it.
- When a charged particle accelerates, an electromagnetic wave is created all around it.
- Magnetic and electric fields are interdependent. The electromagnetic field has these two facets.
A charge at rest produces - (a)Magnetic field only (b)Electric field only (c)Both electric field and magnetic field (d)Neither electric field nor magnetic field
Only an electric field is produced by a charge at rest. There are no electric fields when a charge is at rest. Accelerated charge generates both an electric and magnetic field.