1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Please check picture below or attachment. http://i.imgur.com/DayoP.png 2. Relevant equations E=density/2 constant 3. The attempt at a solution I know, E=density/2 constant, but how do we get potential from eletric field and how do I find it is positive or negative? Thanks!
Recall that the electric field strength is negative gradient of the potential which is equivalent to say the potential difference V_{A}-V_{B} between points A and B is[tex]V_B-V_A=-\int_A^B{E_s ds}[/tex] Find the electric field between the plates first. ehild
That is the electric field from the charge distribution of one plate, but you have two plates. You need the potential difference between the plates. Have you read my previous post how to get the potential difference? ehild