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Test 1 Study Guide Definition of Electric Field - A positive charge experiences a force in the direction of the electric field at its location - A negative charge experiences a force in the opposite direction Electric Field of a Point Charge , = observation location – source charge location - The electric field of a positively charged object points away from the object - The electric field of a negatively charged object points toward the object The Superposition Principle - The net electric field at a location in space is the vector sum of the individual electric fields contributed by all charged particles located elsewhere - The electric field contributed by a charged particle is unaffected by the presence of other charged particles The Electric Field of a Dipole - A dipole consists of two particles whose charges are equal in magnitude but opposite in sign - The electric field at any location in space, due to a dipole, is the vector sum of the electric field due to the positive charge and the electric field due to the negative
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This note was uploaded on 09/12/2011 for the course PHYS 2212 taught by Professor Kindermann during the Spring '09 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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