Dictionary of Electrical Engineering

Commonly used terms in the Electrical industry.

electric field
in a region of space, if a test charge q experiences a force F then the region is said to be characterized by an electric field of intensity E given by

E = F / q
electric field intensity
a force field that is a measure of the magnitude and direction of the force imparted upon a discrete charge normalized to the discrete charge's value. Depends on material characteristics. The units are volts per meter.