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Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Lab 2: Mapping of Electric Fields  Physics II Lab Submitted to Professor Belay September 21, 2009
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Introduction The purpose of this lab is to examine electric fields by mapping the equipotential  lines, sketching in the lines of forces and calculating the electric field.   Theory Electric fields are the areas around any charge or group of charges. Introduced be  Michael Faraday, lines of force can be used in order to visualize the magnitude and  direction of an electric field. Lines of force are paths transferred by a free test charge as it  is moved from one point to another. Also, the electric potential must be examined as  work is done by the fields as it moves among charges. Finding these lines of force may  be difficult; however equipotential lines are more frequent. The equipotential lines should  appear to outline the design of the objective. The formula associated with electric field is defined as E = F/q, where E is the  electric field, F is the force that acts on a charge and q is a point charge in the field. 
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