# Question #359f0

Electric field $\vec{E}$ is defined as the electric force $\vec{F}$ per unit charge. Alternatively, force experienced by a very small test charge $q$ when placed in electric field $\vec{E}$
$\vec{E} = \frac{\vec{F}}{q}$
As such units of Electric Field are newtons per coulomb, ${\text{N⋅C}}^{-} 1$ or equivalently, volts per metre ${\text{V⋅m}}^{-} 1$