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Homework Help: Find the change in electric potential

  1. Feb 24, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    I'm having trouble understand why I'm getting the following question wrong: a uniform electric field of magnitude of 6.0*10^5 N/C points in the positive x direction. Part A) Find the change in electric potential between the origin and the point (0, 6.0m)

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    2. Relevant equations

    Wouldn't it just be ∆V = -E*∆s = (6.0*10^5) (6.0m)?.

    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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  3. Feb 24, 2009 #2

    LowlyPion

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    If the field is uniform in x direction and you want the voltage change from 0,0 to 0,6 it's 0. anything in the Y direction will be equipotential.
     
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