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Electric Fields

# Electric Fields - Ryan Henry Electric Fields Lab partners...

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Ryan Henry Electric Fields 7/20/10 Lab partners: Tarek Abbassi & Alvaro Sarmiento

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Introduction The purpose of this lab was to study the electric field and some aspects of the related problem of the potential field. We determined the voltage in each point on a piece of conductive paper and then used these measurements to make a graph of what the parallel plate capacitor (our layout) looks like. The electric field (E) is the force (F) per charge (q) experienced and created by any charged body in the field. The electric field can also be calculated without knowing the Force, E= K(q/r^2). As you can see from the equation, as the amount of charge increases, the electric field’s strength increases and as the distance from the charge increases, the electric field’s strength decreases rapidly. The potential field is closely related to the electric field. A potential difference (voltage) exists between any two points in the electric field. If the electric field is
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