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# All the points for the potential fields curved

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All the points for the potential fields curved inwards when it was close to the positive side and negative ground except when it reached the middle conductor. The potential lines became straight. Discussion: A series of equipotential lines corresponding to the voltage shown on the table were collected during the mapping potential field experiment. which were close to the floating conductor were closely examined, in order to better observe the conductors, effect on the field. In the vicinity of the floating conductor the fields bent around the circular conductor. The floating conductor had the effect of interrupting the field, pushing all the field lines away making the field lines go around the conductor. Inside the conductor the electric potential was constant everywhere at around 10V.

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During the mapping electric field line experiment, two electric field lines were obtained. The results of these lines agreed with the expected behavior that the electric field and equipotential lines are perpendicular to one another. Inside the conductor, there was no electric field because the electric potential was constant. There was a lot of human uncertainty during both the potential and electric field mapping. For example, during the potential field mapping there can be a lot of human error when you are trying to find the spots that have the same voltage in the line. Also, being able to accurately distribute the potential curves across the entire plane. There can be an uncertainty when it comes to the voltmeter and when you pressed on the paper with the voltmeter lead, no constant measurement was observed; it was always fluctuating. As for the Electric field mapping there is human uncertainty when you to move the volt meter lead around the rubber stopper. A couple of difficult situations were confronted when performing these experiments. For example, finding the correct points to draw on without confusing them from a separate line during the potential field mapping. Also, being constant with the dotting and separating each dot an accurate distance from one another was challenging. When it came time to do the electric field mapping, it was difficult to do a 360 circle around the rubber stopper and observe the measurement until it was the largest out of all the measurement in that 360 circle. Conclusion: During this experiment numerous charged bodies were set up and inspected for electric and potential fields with the effects formed on the fields by conductors and insulators. The equipotential lines and the electric field lines are regionally perpendicular, which was expected by the theory explanation. The effects were examined of the floating conductor which was placed in the middle bottom of the sheet. The electric potential inside the floating conductor is constant everywhere.
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