University Physics with Modern Physics (14th Edition)

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Chapter 23 - Electric Potential - Problems - Discussion Questions - Page 777: Q23.14


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Work Step by Step

Electric field lines point from high potential to low potential. The E field points from B toward A, so the electric potential at B is higher than at A. The E field points from A toward C, so the electric potential at C is lower than at A. Points A and D are on an equipotential line – it takes no work to move a charge north or south, perpendicular to the electric field. The electric potential at D is the same as it is at A.
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