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Finding out if work is done with between two points with same electric potential

  1. Mar 18, 2012 #1
    if two points have the same electric potential, is it true that no work is required to move a test charge from one point to the other? Does that mean that no force is required, as well?
     
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  3. Mar 18, 2012 #2

    gneill

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    What do you think? Can you imagine scenarios that support or contradict your propositions?
     
  4. Mar 18, 2012 #3
    i dont think it is true because you would need a force to move your charge
     
  5. Mar 18, 2012 #4

    gneill

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    Suppose you could make the mass of a charged particle as small as you like, and that you are allowed to move it as slowly as you wish, so the only significant forces you have to deal with are electrical forces.
     
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