Does work increase if q increases?

  • Thread starter rh23
  • Start date
  • #1
16
0

Homework Statement


If positive work is done on a positive test charge will the work increase,decrease or stay the same if the test charge increase


Homework Equations


W=fa W=∆K

The Attempt at a Solution


the magnitude of the test charge doesn't affect the Electric Field so the work will be the same
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
67
0
W = E*q*d*cos theta. I'm not actually sure I understand the question to be honest
 
  • #3
8
0
The magnitude of the field does affect the force on the test charge.
F=Eq
The Field is points (diverges/source) from positive charges to negative charges (converges/sink).
The field is repulsive with the positive charge. Attractive with the negative.
The magnitude will be the same, the direction different for a negative charge assuming the magnitude of the charge is the same.
Hope this helps.
Matt
 

Related Threads on Does work increase if q increases?

Replies
3
Views
2K
Replies
3
Views
7K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
806
Replies
10
Views
8K
Replies
2
Views
933
Replies
4
Views
5K
Replies
5
Views
1K
Replies
1
Views
3K
Top