The Physics Teacher
Early in our calculus-based introductory course, students are introduced to electric fields and sometimes struggle with the abstraction of a vector field. They have less familiarity with the phenomena associated with electric fields, and the connection between phenomena and mathematical formalism is weaker. Our very next topic is Gauss's law.
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Ludwigsen, Daniel O. and Hassold, Gregory N., "A Simple Electric Field Probe in a Gauss's Law Laboratory" (2006). Physics Publications. 3.