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What is the relationship between electric potential and the electric field?

  1. Jan 28, 2010 #1
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    Andy Resnick

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    The electric field is the gradient of the electric potential.
     
  5. Jan 29, 2010 #4
    However, if there is a time-varying magnetic field present, the electric field is not fully described by the electric potential. In that case, the electric field also has a contribution from the time-derivative of the magnetic vector potential.

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