Tsl328 - nonuniform electric field This dipole experiences a net force that is always in the direction where the field has the steepest increase

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Force and Torque on Electric Dipole The net force on an electric dipole in a uniform electric field vanishes. However, this dipole experiences a torque ~ τ = ~ p × ~ L that tends to align the vector ~ p with the vector ~ E . Now consider an electric dipole that is already aligned (locally) with a
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Unformatted text preview: nonuniform electric field. This dipole experiences a net force that is always in the direction where the field has the steepest increase. tsl328 – p.1/1...
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course PHYS 204 taught by Professor Andrevantonder during the Spring '07 term at Rhode Island.

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