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Problem: Suppose you have a uniform Electric field with magnitude of 5 V/m in the +x direction. (a) What can you say about potential difference between two points separated by a distance of 2 m along the x-axis? (b) What can you say about potential difference between two points separated by a distance of 3 m along the y-axis?

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Electric field:

Ex=-Vx

(a)

Potential difference, ΔV:

|V|=|-Ex·dx|=|-E×d|=|-5×2|

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Suppose you have a uniform Electric field with magnitude of 5 V/m in the +x direction. (a) What can you say about potential difference between two points separated by a distance of 2 m along the x-axis? (b) What can you say about potential difference between two points separated by a distance of 3 m along the y-axis?

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