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Electric potential

  1. Apr 22, 2012 #1
    is the electric potential arround an isolated negetive charge considered negetive or positive? Also, at the mid point between a negetive and a positive charge of same charge, is the electric potential zero or not?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 22, 2012 #2
    Yes (negative) and yes.

    Potential a.k.a. Voltage is defined between two places. In the case of a single charge the convention is that second point is off at infinity someplace.
     
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