Module 5: Electric Potential

Syllabus List of Modules Schedule Laboratories

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Web Material: Potential Difference

bulletObjectives:
bulletAfter completing this module students will be familiar with the definition of the electrostatic potential and will be able to calculate the potential difference between two points in space for various charge distributions.  Students will be able to obtain the electric field when given the potential.
bulletAdditional Material:
bulletSerway, Chapter 20
bulletWorkbook, Modules 11.8-11.9
bulletAssignment:
bulletAssignment 10

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bullet Lecture 4: Electrostatic Potential, Electric Energy, eV, Conservative Field, Equipotential Surfaces

 
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Web Material: Electrostatic Devices

bulletObjectives:
bulletAfter completing this module students will be able to list the properties of conductors in static situations.  The will be able to find the capacitance of capacitors in series and in parallel.  Students will have been introduced to various electrostatic devices.
bulletAdditional Material:
bulletSerway, Chapter 20
bulletAssignment:
bulletAssignment 11

 

If you miss having regular lectures, consider this video lecture.

bullet Lecture 5: E = -grad V, More on Equipotential Surfaces, Conductors, Electrostatic Shielding (Faraday Cage)