# Shared Flashcard Set

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Electric Potential & Electric Field
Physics 265 Elec Pot. & Elec. Field Exam 3
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Physics
05/13/2015

Term
 An electron going into a region of lower potential will have its kinetic energy ______.
Definition
 decrease.
Term
 A charged particle starting from rest in a uniform electric field would follow what type of trajectory?
Definition
 straight line trajectory.
Term
 A charge alters the space around it. What is the alteration of space called?
Definition
 The Electric Field.
Term
 The electric field inside a conductor in electrostatic equilibrium is __________.
Definition
 Zero.
Term
 The units of N/C (Newtons per Coulomb) are equivalent to _________.
Definition
 V/m (Volts per meter)
Term
 The electric field lines points in the direction of what type of potential?
Definition
 Decreasing potential.
Term
 Electric field lines are ___________ to the surface of a conductor.
Definition
 perpendicular
Term
 True or False: Electric field lines are allowed to cross.
Definition
 False.
Term
 True or False: The electric force is a conservative force.
Definition
 True.
Term
 If E = 5i-3k and A = 3i-6j+3k, what is the electric flux?
Definition
 E(dot)A = 6
Term
 The amount of electric field that passes through an area is called ___________.
Definition
 Electric Flux.
Term
 The potential difference inside a conductor in electrostatic equilibrium is __________.
Definition
 Zero.
Term
 The work required to move a charged particle along an equipotential line is _________.
Definition
 zero.
Term
 The net electric field between two plates of a parallel plate capacitor, does what when a dielectric is placed between the two plates?
Definition
 Decreases.
Term
 True or False: Electric field lines are parallel to equipotential lines.
Definition
 False.
Term
 True or False: The excess charge on a conductor resides entirely on the exterior surface.
Definition
 True.
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