Lesson: Uniform Electric FieldPhysics
In this lesson, we will learn how to calculate forces exerted on charges by uniform electric fields and how to describe charge distributions producing such fields.
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Worksheet: 4 Questions • 1 Video
Two thin parallel conducting plates are placed 2.0 cm apart. Each plate has sides of lengths 2.0 cm. One plate carries a net charge of µC and the other plate carries a net charge of µC.
What is the charge density on the inside surface of each plate?
What is the magnitude of the electric field between the plates?
Two parallel plates with sides of length 10 cm are separated by 1.5 mm. Both plates are given charges of magnitude C, one plate positively charged and the other negatively charged. What is the magnitude of the electric field at the center of the region between the plates?
The figure shows a small sphere of mass 0.25 g that carries a charge of C. The sphere is attached to one end of a very thin silk string that is 5.0 cm long. The other end of the string is attached to a large vertical conducting plate that has a charge density of C/m2. What is the angle that the string makes with the vertical?