# Electric Field

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Electrical Engineering

Electric field, abbreviated as $$E$$, is an invisible space around a charged particle where an electric force is exerted on other charged particles, in the same way as a magnetic field is the field of force that surrounds a magnet.  Togeather, the electric and magnetic fields make up the electromagnetic field which underlies light and other electromagnetic waves, and charges in either field will induce changes in the other.