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Voltage/ electric field question

  1. Mar 6, 2006 #1
    Consider a uniform electric field of 50 N/C directed toward the east. If the voltage measured relative to ground at a given point in the field is 80V, what is the voltage at a point 1.0 m directly south of that point?

    any pointers on how to do this?
     
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  3. Mar 6, 2006 #2

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    Hint: if it's a uniform electric field pointing to the east, does it vary in the north-south direction?

    - Warren
     
  4. Mar 6, 2006 #3
    ohhh ok... so that makes sense. it wont change going N and S.

    Ok so is they asked in the test... same question but this time "what is the voltage at a point 1.0 m directly east of the point?"
     
  5. Mar 6, 2006 #4

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    An electric field of 50 N/C can also be expressed as 50 V/m.

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