### q - Colorado Mesa University

```Announcements
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Homework for tomorrow…
Ch. 25, Prob. 65 &
Ch. 26, CQ 2, Probs. 4 & 6
CQ12: 3rd line to the right of -q
25.18: FA=(7.2 x 10-4 N) jhat, FB=-(7.2 x 10-4 N) jhat
25.40: F=(1.2 x 10-5 N) jhat
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Office hours…
MW 12:30-1:30 pm
TR 9-10 am
F 1-2 pm
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Tutorial Learning Center (TLC) hours:
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Chapter 26
The Electric Field
(E-Field Models & E-Field of Multiple
Point Charges)
Last time…
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The Electric Field is defined as…
+
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The magnitude of the E-field of a pt. charge is…
Permittivity constant..
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Define a new constant..
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so that…
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Coulomb’s Law becomes…
Electric Fields & Superposition
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Q: @ P, what is the E-field?
P
q1
q2
q3
Electric Fields & Superposition
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Q: @ P, what is the E-field?
P
q1
q2
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A: @ P,
q3
i.e. 26.1:
The electric field of 3 equal pt. q’s
Three equal positive point charges q are located on the yaxis at y = 0 and at y = ±d.
What is the electric field at a point on the x-axis?
q1
d
P
q2
d
q3
x
i.e. 26.1:
The electric field of 3 equal pt. q’s
Three equal positive point charges q are located on the yaxis at y = 0 and at y = ±d.
What is the electric field at a point on the x-axis?
q1
d
P
q2
d
q3
x
The Electric Field of a Dipole
An Electric Dipole is…
 2 equal but opposite charges separated by a small
distance.
Kinds:
 Permanent Electric Dipole (i.e. H2O)
 Induced Electric Dipole (i.e. polarized atom)
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Dipole Moment…
+q
s
-q
The Electric Field of a Dipole
Calculate the electric field of a dipole on the axis of the dipole…
y
P
+q
s
x
-q
The Electric Field of a Dipole
Calculate the electric field of a dipole on the axis of the dipole…
y
P
+q
s
x
-q
Notice: r is distance measured from the center of dipole.
Quiz Question 1
The diagram shows a positive charge +q and a negative
charge –q with the same magnitude. The electric field at
point P on the plane that bisects the dipole is:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Up.
Down.
Left.
Right.
Zero.
+q
P
-q
The Electric Field of a Dipole
Calculate the electric field of a dipole in the plane that bisects
the dipole.
y
+q
s
x
-q
The Electric Field of a Dipole
Calculate the electric field of a dipole in the plane that bisects
the dipole.
y
+q
s
x
-q
The Electric Field of a Dipole
Calculate the electric field of a dipole in the plane that bisects
the dipole.
y
+q
s
x
-q
Notice: field is opposite to p & half the strength of on-axis field.
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