Waves, Wavelengths, Force Fields and Lines of Force October 15, 2006Posted by healthyself in Blogroll, Definitions, Distribution, Electrical Components, Electrical Pulses, Electrical Wiring, Electromagnetic Field, Electromagnetic waves, Environment, Telecommunications, Transformation, transmission, Wave Front, Waves.
“Different names refer to different wavelengths….What’s the wave made of? The wave, or “disturbance,” is in an invisible thing called the electric force field… charged particles like electrons and protons…[create] electric force fields and electromagnetic waves. …Charges (such as “negative” electrons and “positive” protons) cause each other to move. …Electric force is like an invisible spring, but as the charges move farther apart, a weaker spring pulls them together.”
“….[A] line shows the direction and its length shows the speed. The electron keeps looping around the proton and never crashes into it. [That is]…..an early model of an atom! …the force, or pull, depends only on where you put it, not on the velocity…an electron’s motion depends on both the force on the electron and its velocity, which are often in different directions.”
“There are…concepts of electric force fields and lines of force. There seems to be a “force field” in every episode of Star Trek; it’s like an invisible wall that nothing can penetrate. Is that what a force field really is? Not exactly.”
“In physics, a force field is a way to picture the effects that electric charges have on one another… the force a positive (+) charge exerts on an electron…the charge creates a force “field” in the empty space around it. An electron put down at any place in this force field is pulled towards the + charge; a positive charge set down at the same place is pushed away.”