One circuit contains only an ac generator and a resistor, and the rms current in this circuit is IR. Another circuit contains only an ac generator and a capacitor, and the rms current in this circuit is IC. The maximum, or peak, voltage of the generator is the same in both circuits and does not change. If the frequency of each generator is tripled, by what factor does the ratio IR/IC change? Specify whether the change is an increase or a decrease.

Lecture 7 Potential from a distribution of charges X V = 1 qi 4⇡✏0 ri §Smooth distribution 1 X qi 1 Z ⇢ V = = dV 4⇡✏0 i ri 4⇡✏ 0 r § of point charges is usually much simpler thanup calculating the electric field •It’s a scalar Electric Potential from Two Oppositely Charged Point Charges §The electric field lines from two oppositely charge point charges are a little more complicated §The electric field lines originate on the positive charge and terminate on the negative charge §The equipotential lines are always perpendicular to the electric field lines §The red lines represent positive electric potential §The blue lines represent n