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    Stupid question, nonetheless, I will ask it :

    Supposing I have two charged plates set up with a gap of a distance of xm between them.

    These plates are parallel and the elctric field between them is uniform.

    Supposing the PD on one plate is +5V and the other is -5V.

    What is the electric field strength in terms of x ?
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    Hello ?
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    The field strength is always the potential difference divided by the distance between the two plates for a parallel plate capacitor.
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    (Original post by Stonebridge)
    The field strength is always the potential difference divided by the distance between the two plates for a parallel plate capacitor.
    Yes, I know that.

    Why is the answer 10/x ??

    Could you look at this please :

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...7#post30858767
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    because the formula is E = v/d
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    (Original post by Firewalker123)
    because the formula is E = v/d
    Yes I know that, but shouldnt it be 5/x ??
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    (Original post by Ari Ben Canaan)
    Yes, I know that.

    Why is the answer 10/x ??
    Because the potential difference is 10V.
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    (Original post by Stonebridge)
    Because the potential difference is 10V.
    Ahhhhh..... I see now.

    Could you have a look at the other thread, please ?
 
 
 
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