Electric Potential Problem 9.3.2

Potential A Potential B Potential C Potential D

Description

The panel on the left displays an electric field plot.  The arrows in the field plot represent the direction and the colors represent the magnitude of the electric field.  

Question

 Draw the equipotential lines for this field by dragging the pencil (at its tip) after clicking the "draw on" button. After you have drawn your lines, determine which potential plot best corresponds to your potential plot.   Start Field

See how good your contour lines are by redrawing and after redraw, double-click to see the actual contours.  Enable Contour Lines on Double-Click

Answer

 Field A.

Reference

 See Giancoli-PA: 17-3, Giancoli-SE: 23-3.

Credits

Physlet problem authored by Mario Belloni.

2000 by Prentice-Hall, Inc. A Pearson Company