what is radial field?

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  • 9 years ago
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    In a radial field the field lines diverge radially outward from a point source or converge radially inwards towards a point source (as in arrangement of spokes in a cartwheel - the point source being the centre hub).

    In such fields the field strength decreases with distance away from the point source and increase towards it.

    Examples ..

    Electric Field surrounding an isolated point electric charge or the gravitational field surrounding an isolated point mass.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Radial Field

  • berti
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Define Radially

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    It's a field whose strength depends only on how far from the source of the field you are (thus depending on only one spacial variable - r). Example of a radial field is an electric field of a free electron (in vacuum) - force another particle would experience from such an electron depends only on how far it is, not if it's 1 cm to the south, or 1 cm to the north. Counterexample would be any homogeneous field, like between the legs of a horseshoe magnet. If you are in the plane of the legs, you experience a magnetic field. But if you're anywhere perpendicular to this plane, you don't experience any.

    Source(s): No reference. But you can see a picture of a radial field here: http://tap.iop.org/fields/electrical/408/page_4688... (middle orbottom) and of homogeneous field here: http://elektross.gjn.cz/sesit/sesit6.html (bottom)
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    5 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    In a radial magnetic field, the angle between the conductor and the field will be always 90 degree. Hence the angle through which the coil turns will be proportional to the current in the coil In a uniform magnetic field the torque in the coil is not a constant even though the current remains the same. The angle through which the coil turns will be proportional to the product of the current and sin of the angle that the conductor makes with the field. ======================================...

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