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elica85Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
i tried to draw a smooth curve
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elica85Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
is the electric field zero at x=0? is the max magnitude at 15 or 5cm?
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ash2326Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Electric Field is defined as \[E=\frac{dv}{dx}\] v= potential so E is the negative of the slope of the potential curve. Do note that E found from this relation is the E in x  direction. At x=0 the curve is parallel to x axis, that is it's constant so E=0 At x=5 the slope is negative and magnitude wise the highest. So E will be max at x=5 cm
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elica85Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
how do you determine that the curve is parallel to x axis @ x=0? it doesn't look like it on my graph but in the actual graph, it looks parallel at x=10 too
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elica85Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
i assumed E was zero at x=0 since d(v=0) should be zero so E=(d0)/dx=0
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ash2326Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
No if v=0 doesn't mean that E=0 but the negative of slope of V is E, Yeah at x=10 also the slope is zero. So there also E is zero
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elica85Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
hmm still confused. i need the negative of the slope of V to find where E is zero? or to find the max magnitude? and which direction is the E at the max point?
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elica85Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
dw:1332352015313:dw is this what the graph of E look like?
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ash2326Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Ok Elica, Yeah Electric field is the negative of the voltage's slope. When we have Voltage constant or parallel to axis. Then it's slope is zero and consequently E is zero
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elica85Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
ok i understand. so is the graph i did for E right?
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ash2326Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
If V is cos then E will be sine
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ash2326Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
x=0, v=constant so E will be zero
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elica85Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
ok so it's not right. how do i determine the direction of E at x=0 or x=10?
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ash2326Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
E is in the x direction always:)
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ash2326Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Yeah, when E is negative that means it's in x direction
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ash2326Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Welcome, Did you understand?
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elica85Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
yes, that was great help
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