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August 12, 2010 34 Calculating the Field from the Potential (2) ! We can calculate any component of the electric field by taking the partial derivative of the potential along the direction of that component ! We can write the components of the electric field in terms of partial derivatives of the potential as
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Unformatted text preview: ! In terms of graphical representations of the electric potential, we can get an approximate value for the electric field by measuring the gradient of the potential perpendicular to an equipotential line Thursday, September 9, 2010...
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2011 for the course PHYS 241 taught by Professor Wei during the Fall '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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