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    Potential due to a charged plate using the dipole approximation

    Homework Statement A plane z=0 is charged with density, changing periodically according to the law: σ = σ° sin(αx) sin (βy) where, σ°, α and β are constants. We have to find the potential of this system of charges. Homework Equations The Attempt at a Solution [/B] I...
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    B Analogy for Electrical potential

    When the eletctric field was defined I could totally relate to E is like g in mechanics. But for the electric potential I don't know. What would be equivalent analogy?
  3. Marcus Nielsen

    Electric potential due to a solid sphere

    Hello Guys! This is my first post so bear with me. I am currently studying the basics of electrostatics using the textbook "Introduction to electrodynamics 3 edt. - David J. Griffiths". My problem comes when i try to solve problem 2.21. Find the potential V inside and outside a uniformly...
  4. Nabin kalauni

    B Electric field and potential

    I understand that if electric field at any point is 0, it implies that potential is constant not necessarily 0. But what if the potential at a point is 0? Does it imply that electric field is 0? Me and my friend had an argument and I am in the favour of electric field not being 0. Do I win guys...
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    Deriving expression for potential of a point charge

    Homework Statement I am trying to derive an expression for the potential of a positive point charge by bringing in another positive test charge in from infinity to a point at a distance R from the point charge. Homework Equations $$V_f - V_i = - \int \vec E \cdot d \vec r \, dr$$ The Attempt...
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    B Help with understanding electric potential graphs

    Please could someone explain to me the graph on the left (for the positive source charge). I understand that the value for electric potential will be positive because of the source charge being positive, but why does it appear to decrease to zero at infinity, when the graph on the left (for the...
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    Electric Potential of a Point Charge close to R=0

    Homework Statement ≈ What is a 3D representation of voltage using Kq/r assuming a positive point charge and what is the equation in cartesian and cylindrical form 2. Relavent equations Kq/r 3. Attempt at solution[/B] I was trying to get a better understanding of Voltage, to really FEEL...
  8. Amal Thejus

    How can the neutral regions in a diode have constant potential?

    Homework Statement It is said that the potential in the neutral regions of a PN junction diode is CONSTANT. Homework Equations V=Q/4ΠΣr The Attempt at a Solution It is said in all textbooks to ASSUME that the electric field in the neutral regions as zero. Two aspects confuse me. 1. What...
  9. jackMybrain@ru

    Derive an equation for electric potential V(z) on z axis

    Homework Statement Hi, I am stuck with this homework. I have been asked to make an equation out of a diagram for V(z) using V=kQ/r equation, where z is a positive axis centred with four negative charges. Here is the diagram. 2. Relevant equation E=F/q F of point charge: F=kQq/r^2 E=kQ/r^2...
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    Zero Electric Potential Concept and Visualization

    Homework Statement Hi, I've been having problems visualizing and interpreting a situation where there is zero potential in a point, equidistant, between two opposite charges. What is the significance of this? Here's a sample problem: Consider two point charges. One has a charge of +1 μC and...