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Unformatted text preview: Ashley Williams Physics 1112 Lab Thursday 6:30 Section TAs: Zach and James Lab 12: Electric Field and Equipotential Lines Introduction The purpose for this lab is to examine the nature of the equipotential surfaces. These equipotential surfaces enclose the charged conductors and a distinct shape. It is also necessary to understand how the measurements relate to the electric field and potential. The apparatus and two conducting sheets are provided in the lab. One of the conducting sheets should be fastened to the apparatus. This is necessary, along with proper placement of the wires, in order for the measurements to read correctly. Then, the charting paper provided in the lab manual needs to be taped to the top of the apparatus. After the entire apparatus and attachments are in proper place, determine the equipotential lines between the two opposite charges. This can be done by moving the probe around to the positions where the desired values of voltage are located. For instance, if it is given around to the positions where the desired values of voltage are located....
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- Spring '07
- Physics, Electric charge, James Lab