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Problem: The electric potential inside a parallel-plate capacitor __________.decreases inversely with the square of the distance from the negative platedecreases linearly from the negative to the positive plateincreases linearly from the negative to the positive plateis constantdecreases inversely with distance from the negative plate

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We are required to explain the change in the electric potential in a parallel plate capacitor.

Electric field:

E=-Vx

The electric field in parallel plate capacitors:

E=σε0 σ is the magnitude of the charge on the plates

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The electric potential inside a parallel-plate capacitor __________.


decreases inversely with the square of the distance from the negative plate

decreases linearly from the negative to the positive plate

increases linearly from the negative to the positive plate

is constant

decreases inversely with distance from the negative plate

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