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Electric Fields: A couple of general questions

  1. Sep 27, 2005 #1
    I have a general question about dipoles. Doesn't the magnitude of the electric field attain its highest values in the vicinity of the midpoint of the distance between the positive and negative point charges? This is interesting, because if you consider only one point charge, then the magnitude of the electric field is inversely proportional to the square of the distance.

    I also have a question about charged plates. Isn't the magnitude of the electric field constant between the plates?

    Thank you
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