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Uniform Electric Field

  1. Oct 5, 2008 #1
    This is not a homework question, but I was just wondering, why can't a uniform electric field be described by the formula [tex]E=\frac{kq}{r^2}[/tex] ?
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  3. Oct 5, 2008 #2
    When we have to case of a uniform electric field, it means that the field is constant in a region of space. In the definition of the above electric field, what happens to the electric field as r increases and decreases.
  4. Oct 5, 2008 #3
    Ok thanks I got it.
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