is negative charge a scalar or vectorial quantity ?

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is negative charge a scalar or vectorial quantity ?
« Reply #1 on: 03/07/2008 20:56:49 »
Charge is a scalar in all the theories I know.  For any particle, it's just given by a single positive or negative number, not a vector.

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is negative charge a scalar or vectorial quantity ?
« Reply #2 on: 03/07/2008 21:32:22 »
The value of the charge on an electron may be a scalar quantity but the field produced by this charge is a vector because it has magnitude and direction at a particular point.
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