phy 3.11 - Kimberly DeVivo Feb. 21, 2011 Experiment 3:...

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Kimberly DeVivo Partners: Emily Dernbach Feb. 21, 2011 Experiment 3: Electric Field and Potential I Abstract: In this experiment the relationship between electric field, voltage, and electric potential was determined. Conductive paper and a conductive ink pen were used to create simulated charge distributions separated by a fixed distance using a multimeter as a voltmeter. For the first part we set up the paper and ink with a positive and negative charge. The second was set up so there were two positive charges. The electric potential was measured and marked for each. Then maps of the electric equipotental lines and electric field lines were made from the charge distributions in each. II Introduction: Equipotential is when two charges have the same electric charge distributions or same electric potential at particular locations. The energy per unit of charge,volt, at a particular location is the electric potential. The Voltage is the differences in energy per unit charge of two equipotentials that can be compared and can be measured between two points with a voltmeter. The power of a device is proportional to its voltage and to the current. The current is how good of a conductor of water it is and it can do work. IIIProcedure:
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