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- Homework Statement
- A capacitor with a value of C stores a charge Q and has an electric field E between the plates when a voltage V is across it. What will the new value of the electric field be if:

a) the voltage is 2V

b) the voltage is 4V

- Relevant Equations
- U=(1/2)CV^2

U=(1/2)QV

U= (1/2)Q^2V

Q=CV

I know that I’m supposed to use proportional reasoning, but where does electric field even fit in? For whatever equation, I know I’m supposed to see how increasing the voltage by either 2 and 4 volts related to electric field. If electric field is the same as “U”, then wouldn’t it be U=(1/2)*(1)*(3V) using the equation U=(1/2)QV?