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# IP The electric potential of a system as a function of

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Problem 15P

Problem 15P

IP The electric potential of a system as a function of position along the x axis is given in Figure 20-21. (a) In which of the regions, 1, 2, 3, or 4, do you expect Ex to be greatest? In which region does Ex have its greatest magnitude? Explain, (b) Calculate the value of Ex in each of the regions, 1, 2, 3, and 4.

FIGURE 20-21 Problems 15 and 94

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Solution 15 P:

Step 1 of 2:-

a)

Here we have to find in which region the value of will be greatest and where the magnitude of the electric field will be maximum.

We know that,

-------------(1)

The negative of the potential versus position slope will be the electric field, according to equation (1).

At region 4, the slope is negative and one more minus sign makes it positive. So, the electric field is maximum at region 4.

The magnitude of the electric field at region 4 is maximum, because the slope is maximum there.

Step 2 of 2

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