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The electric field is a vector quantity.The direction of the electric field is the same as the direction of the force F on a charge +q ,Positive Charge +q is moving perpendicular to electric field i.e direction of velocity of charge +q is also perpendicular to electric force i.e the force is in the same direction as the field . The electric field from a positive charge points away from the charge. If the electric field at a particular point is known, the force a charge q experiences when it is placed at that point is given by F = qE .
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