Lab 2 Report - 1 Electric Fields In this lab, we are...

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1 Electric Fields In this lab, we are attempting to understand and visualize electric fields. To do this, we are going to use a voltage source to create an electric field within conductive paper. We then can use a Digital Multimeter (DMM) to measure the electrical potential differences in several areas. Using the DMM, we can draw contour lines showing equipotential areas. These lines act much the same as lines on a contour map, showing areas of the same magnitude. Using these lines we can then conjecture where the electric field lines will be and calculate their strength. Exercise 1: Simulating an Electric Field Procedure For this experiment, we used conductive paper with brass bolts and a brass bar attached as shown above. We connected the voltage source’s positive terminal to the bar, and the negative terminal to the bolt. The DMM’s COM terminal was also connected to the bolt, and the V terminal was attached to a probe. The Voltage setting of the DMM was set to 20V. The voltage output was set to 5 volts. Then we used the probe to measure
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This lab report was uploaded on 02/04/2008 for the course PHYS 202 taught by Professor Blakeslee during the Spring '07 term at Washington State University .

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Lab 2 Report - 1 Electric Fields In this lab, we are...

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