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Homework Help: Electercity questions

  1. Mar 28, 2007 #1
    A constant electric field of 750 N/C is between a set of parallel plates. What is the potential difference between the parallel plates if they are 1.5 cm apart?

    V= (750)(0.05)= 11.25 v

    7. A spark will jump between two people if the electric field exceeds 4.0 x 10^ 6 V/m.

    You shuffle across a rug and a spark jumps when you put your finger 0.15 cm from another person’s arm. Calculate the potential difference between your body and the other person’s arm.

    V= ED
    (4.0*10^6)(0.0015)= 6.0*10^3 V

    8. An oil drop having a charge of 8.0 x 10^ –19 C is suspended between two charged parallel plates. The plates are separated by a distance of 8.0 mm, and there is a potential difference of 1200 V

    between the plates. What is the weight of the suspended oil drop?

    V= Ed
    1200/0.008= E
    E= 150000

    is my answers right
    E= mg\q

    150000= mg\ 8.0*10^-19
    mg= 1.2*10^-13 N
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  3. Mar 28, 2007 #2
    I still marvel at the ingenuity of the original experiment.
    http://www68.pair.com/willisb/millikan/experiment.html [Broken]
    Seems like you are correct.
    Last edited by a moderator: May 2, 2017
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