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Physics 1212L Electric Fields

# Physics 1212L Electric Fields - Electric Fields and...

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Electric Fields and Equipotential Lines I. Introduction A. Purpose: The purpose of this experiment was to determine the patterns of equipotential surfaces which surround charged conductors. B. Procedure: 1. Attain two conductor plates, one with a circular conductor across from a horizontal bar conductor, and the other with a circular conductor and a circular insulator in between two circular conductors. 2. Mount the conductor plates with the bolts. 3. Adjust the power supply to a voltage of 6 volts between the conductors. 4. Connect the positive (red) terminal of the power supply to the positive end of the field mapping apparatus, and the negative (black) terminal to the negative end. 5. Connect the negative (black) rod of the voltmeter to the negative (black) terminal of the power supply at the negative end of the field mapping apparatus, and use the positive (red) lead of the voltmeter as the probe. 6. Place the appropriate graph paper, matching the conductor plate geometry, on the upper surface of the field mapping apparatus and secure it with the clamps. 7. Slide the probe along the field mapping apparatus and plot approximately five points where the voltage is the same. Do this for five different voltage values.

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