phy2 lab 3-ELECTRIC FIELD(1)

phy2 lab 3-ELECTRIC FIELD(1) - ELECTRIC FIELD OBJECT To...

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ELECTRIC FIELD OBJECT To plot the equipotential lines and the lines of force in an electric field. APPARATUS Mounting board, (battery) (1-3 volts d.c.), 2 sheets of assorted conducting paper, galvanometer, mounted probe, hand probe and graph paper. THEORY An electric field exists in the space around any charged body. Any charge placed in this field will experience a force tending to move it. The direction of the electric field at any point is the direction a positive charge would tend to move if placed at that point. Points having the same potential are called equipotential points, and a line connecting these points is called an equipotential line. The path a free test charge would follow in traversing an electric field is called a line of force and is everywhere perpendicular to the equipotential line. PROCEDURE: 1. Connect the battery to the binding posts on the mounting board and the galvanometer to the two probes, as indicated in Figure 1. 2. Select a sheet of the conducting paper and place it on the mounting board with the
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