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Charge seperation in a conducting wire

  1. Jun 6, 2012 #1
    If I have a conducting wire of length l and a charge seperation develops between one end of the wire and the other, will the electric field have a magnitude is equal to: V/l
    (voltage/length of wire)??
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jun 7, 2012 #2
    If your "l" is the length of the wire between two points of charge separation , and "V" is the voltage between the two points of charge separation in the wire , then your formula is correct.

    More info here ( page 4 , topic 3.2) :

    http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/physics/current/teach/module_home/px263/lectures/sefton.pdf
     
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