# Are electric field lines continuous or discontinuous?

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An electrostatic field line is a continuous curve. That is, a field line cannot have sudden breaks.

## Is electric field discontinuous?

We know that electric field is discontinuous across the surface of a charged conductor.

## Are electric field always continuous?

Option A-No, the electric field is not always continuous. … Note- The electric field because of any charge will be continuous, if there is no other charge in the medium. It will be discontinuous if there is a charge at that viable point.

## Are electric field lines continuous curves?

Yes, the electrostatic field line is a continuous curve because a unit charge always experiences a continuous force when it is placed in an electrostatic field.

## Do field lines overlap?

No, two field lines cannot intersect each other as if they intersect there will two direction of electric field at the same point which is not possible . Therefore two field lines cannot cross each other.

## Why is electric field is discontinuous across the surface of a charged conductor?

This implies that the electric field lines are 0 inside of a conductor but are perpendicular at the surface of a conductor and so, the electric field lines are discontinuous at the surface. It is possible since they are not continuous. The potential is constant inside and outside the conductor.

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## Why electric field lines are continuous and open loop?

If the electric field lines form a closed loop, these lines must originate and terminate on the same charge which is not possible because electric field lines always move from positive to negative. … Therefore, we say electrostatic field lines never form closed loops.

## What is meant by electric field is continuous?

Continuity of electric field means that the field is continuous over a region and it does not change abruptly. There is a gradual change, if any. On the other hand discontinuous electric field is the one that can change abruptly or even disappear or appear suddenly. The discontinuous fields do not exist.