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abhinavec08
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why the direction of electric dipole moment is from negative charge to positive charge?
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 8 months ago
abhinavec08 Group Title
why the direction of electric dipole moment is from negative charge to positive charge?
 8 months ago
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Farcher Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Think about the external Efield produced by an electric dipole. Efield lines will originate at the positive charge and end at the negative charge. The direction of the dipole moment is chosen to give you information about the direction of the external Efield produced by the dipole.
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KenLJW Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Its a matter of convention, conventionally current flows from the positive terminal to the negative terminal of a voltage source. We know in reality the current flows from negative to positive because charge carriers are negative, electrons, again a convention. Conventions must be used to communicate a phenomenon and generally create a standard way at looking at something. The direction of flux is generally taken from a electron, negative source, toward infinity or a positive source, such as a proton.
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abhinavec08 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
hey @Farcher @kenLJW u guys please get to a conclusion whether it is a convention or there is a reason behind it?
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It is a convention. I would aso say that if you has a Gaussian surface around a positive charge the net flux through the Gaussian surface would be positive, this is outwards.
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