|Oct15-08, 02:48 AM||#1|
Uniform/nonuniform electric fields
What makes the electric field uniform?
I learned it as a field that doesn't vary from place to place, but I'm trying to understand that better conceptually. For example, for problem #6 on the multiple choice
Would all 3 produce a uniform field from + to -? What sort of arrangement would produce a nonuniform field?
|Oct15-08, 07:06 AM||#2|
(Yes, uniform means that it doesn't vary from place to place, at least within a relevant region.)
An electric field is generally not uniform.
There has to be a very good reason if it is.
Hint: electric fields can be represented by field lines.
So draw where you think the field lines are on those three diagrams.
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