(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

An electric field is given by E = 2xî - 3y²j N/C. Find the change in potential from the position RA = î - 2j M to RB = 2î + j +3k m.

2. Relevant equations

∆V = VA - VB = - ∫E• ds(definite integral from A to B)

Or in a uniform field, simply:

∆V = VA - VB = ±Ed

3. The attempt at a solution

I know from the solutions manual that the answer is +6 Volts.

I began by finding ∆R = RB - RA = i + 3j + 3k m.

That can easily be converted into ∆R = √19 right?

My problem comes in when I have to deal with E = 2xî - 3y²j N/C.... what do I do with the square on the y?

Thank you once again.

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