Question #376ba

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May 21, 2016



Parallel electric field lines would mean a uniform electric field.

Hence no matter where you are in the field, electric flux (number of lines per unit perpendicular area) is always constant. In other words, it is like looking in an eternal abyss. Everything looks the same.

Increasing density perpendicular to the lines simply means changing electric flux. Which doesn't happen if you want parallel field lines. You can't have one with the other.