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I actually have two questions...

When dealing with a uniform electric field, where do we normally chose to 0V to be?

Also, if we have a charged plate, we can treat it as a charged plane to use Gauss' Law right? Now, if we figure out the magnitude of the field created by that plane, we end up with:

(SCD)/ 2(Permittivity constant)

where (SCD) is the surface charge density of the plane.

Now because the magnitude of this field does not depend on the distance from the plane, the field has the same magnitude at every point in front of it, right?

Do does this mean that if I hung a charged sphere from the ceiling and took a metal plate and put sufficient charge on it, and pointed it at the sphere it would move to a point where is was hanging with a certain angle to the vertical? And furthermore it would stay at that same angle no matter how far I went with the plate?

Thanks,

Dale

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# Homework Help: Zero Potential In Uniform Electric Field

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