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Are there Electrostatic Fields at infinity?

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Homework Statement


In the region x ≥ 0 there is an electrostatic potential V(x)=xexp(-λx) where λ>0
What is the electrostatic field at x→∞

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The Attempt at a Solution


My understanding is there is no fields at infinity because there is no electrostatic potential?
Sorry but I am so confused???
 

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How are the electric field E and the potential V related?
 
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I believe Potential energy is the energy off one charge in relation to another charge. Therefore creating electrostatic fields? help:(
 

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